Cuban Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa

    Cuban Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa


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    About this recipe: A highly flavoured dish made from marinating chicken in cumin, garlic, chilli, orange juice and lemon juice, which is then baked and served with a fresh and sweet mango and avocado salsa.

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 fresh red chilli, chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 5 teaspoons orange juice
    • 5 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 2 (225g) boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 125ml orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon lime zest
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • 1 teaspoon sweet soy sauce
    • 55g cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
    • 120g mango flesh, diced
    • 1/2 avocado
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:2hr30min marinating  ›  Ready in:3hr35min 

    1. Toast the cumin seeds in a dry frying pan over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Place the cumin seeds, garlic, chilli, salt, olive oil, orange juice and lemon juice into the bowl of a liquidiser; grind to a coarse paste. Toss the chicken with the marinade, then place into the refrigerator and allow to marinate for about 2 1/2 hours.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    3. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until browned. Place into the oven and cook until the juices run clear, about 8 minutes. When the chicken is done, remove, cover with foil and allow to rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
    4. While the chicken is in the oven, whisk together the olive oil, orange juice, lime zest, honey and soy sauce in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Simmer until the orange juice has reduced to 1/3 of original volume and is beginning to get thick and syrupy. Once thick, remove from heat and whisk in the butter pieces one at a time until melted; set aside.
    5. To serve, place chicken on the plate and sprinkle with mango and avocado. Drizzle with the sauce and garnish with coriander and parsley.

    Sweet soy sauce

    Can be found in Chinese/Oriental grocery stores.

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