Spicy sweet potato chicken with mango

    50 min

    This dish takes advantage of the perfect marriage between sweet and salty. The sweet potatoes, honey and mangoes contributes to the sweetness, whilst the soy sauce contributes to the saltiness. Serve with rice or noodles.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 265g peeled sweet potatoes, cubed
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 450g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cubed
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 6 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
    • 175ml water
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 3 tablespoons hot sauce or to taste
    • 1 ripe mango, peeled and cubed
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed chillies
    • 1 teaspoon cornflour
    • 1 tablespoon warm water

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place the sweet potatoes into a saucepan and fill with enough water to cover. Simmer over medium-high heat until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
    2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken and cook until no longer pink in the centre, about 5 minutes; set aside. Stir garlic into the frying pan and cook for a few minutes, until fragrant. Pour in the tamari, water, honey and hot sauce. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the sweet potato, chicken, mango and crushed chillies. Cook and stir until hot. Dissolve the cornflour in 1 tablespoon of water and stir into the simmering mixture; stir until thickened.

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    Very good combo of flavors! I like the spiciness, but I would recommend being careful with how much hot sauce you add, cuz it can get pretty hot pretty fast. I liked how tender the sweet potatoes got with boiling them, but roasting them would work too. Served it atop quinoa for a delicious meal.  -  02 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Easy and full of flavor. I used non-stick spray instead of the oil. I served it over whole wheat pasta. This dish is super duper healthy yet it doesn't taste boring!  -  26 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This has become a favourite in our house, 3 times in 4 weeks. I used 1/2 tsp Tabasco for the hot sauce and added a little more Honey. Turned out great. We have had this with pasta and brown rice, both work well.  -  20 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)