Mango Chipotle Chicken

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In our household, we grill A LOT in the summer. My husband enjoys grilling and we both love that delicious smokey flavor that grilling infuses into meats. We love grilled chicken, but it can get old after awhile. So we like to find lots of different marinades and/or toppings to mix it up and try new combinations.¬†Here on the blog, you’ll find dozens and dozens of grilled chicken recipes and ideas. Some are AMAZING and some are just pretty good. Today’s recipe I think fell into the AMAZING category for us! We loved it!

The sauce is simple to make and you just brush it on your chicken while grilling. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and spicy! My hubby loves super spicy foods, but I just like a hint of heat. So after brushing on the sauce, he added a couple more chipotle peppers to his chicken so we each got what we wanted. The flavor was amazing! And I loved that the sauce was thick like BBQ sauce and stuck to the chicken well. This sauce would be great on other meats too! Like a pork loin or even salmon! We’ll definitely be giving that a try. I hope you try it out too!

Mango Chipotle Chicken

Yields: 4 servings

Mango Chipotle Chicken


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp chipotles in adobo (be sure to finely chop any peppers & remove seeds if you like to reduce the heat a little)
  • 1 fresh mango, peeled and chopped
  • A splash of orange juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  1. In a blender, combine the mango with a splash of orange juice. Maybe a tablespoon or so. You don't want to add too much or it will make the sauce runny. Puree and then pour into a medium saucepan.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients (except chicken) to the saucepan and mix well. Simmer over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced and thickened a bit.
  3. Brush sauce on your chicken and grill. Be sure to baste the chicken with any leftover sauce as you grill it.


Try using pork loin or salmon instead of chicken!

Source: Frugal Foodie Mama



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