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Easy Fried Chicken Recipe And Mango Sauce

Updated on March 1, 2014
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4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Fried Chicken with Mango sauce

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 30 min
Yields: Serves 6-8
photo of the seasoned chicken
photo of the seasoned chicken | Source

Ingredients for fried chciken

  • 8 pieces chicken, rinsed and pat dry
  • 1 small onion, shredded
  • 4 garlic cloves, mashed to a paste or shredded
  • 1 tbsp. your favourite chicken or meat spice
  • 1 stalk scallion, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1 /2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, shredded
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, - pull off the leaves from the fresh thyme

Instructions for fried chicken

  1. Rinse your chicken in some water with vinegar and pat dry and place in a bowl.
  2. Add your shredded onion, garlic paste, shredded ginger, minced scallion, thyme leaves, some salt, meat or chicken spice.
  3. Using your hands, massage spices into chicken pieces until all have been coated. Set aside to marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  4. While your chicken marinates, beat the egg with the water, set aside. In a separate bowl add the flour with a pinch of salt, a sprinkling of your favourite spice and some black pepper. Combine thoroughly.
  5. In a fry pan or skillet heat 1 cup vegetable oil on medium high. Usually you can smell when the oil is ready. If you are not sure just test the oil with a pinch of the chicken.
  6. While oil is heating dip each piece of chicken in the egg mixture (don't brush the seasoning off)then coat with the flour.
  7. Fry on each side until golden brown. I fry my chicken on medium or medium low depending on the type of stove you have. I find that the gas can push really high heat.
  8. You know when your chicken is done when stuck with a fork the juices run clear or no juice at all.

I knew it was going to be chicken again because I did not get pork from the butchers on Saturday. I was planning a fish escoveich for during the week so it had to be chicken. This is our weekly menu:

  • Total vegetarian twice per week
  • Soup once per week
  • A stew once per week
  • Seafood once or twice (mostly fish since the man of the house can't have shell food)
  • Meat once or twice per week (usually chicken. Pork like once per fortnight)
  • No beef

I basically know exactly what we will be eating for the entire week up to Saturday when I go grocery shopping again. It comes from the experience of working as a personal chef where every meal has to be preplanned.

So the dilemma was how to cook the chicken. These are the times I miss living alone the most because I live with a very fussy individual who likes nothing better than the basic Jamaican food. Getting him to try new stuff has been very difficult but I am a very determined person. One thing I have learned about him is that he hates food surprises! So the trick is to tell him what I am making before hand so he prepares his mind to try something new.

He likes fried chicken but having it with rice and peas would need a sauce. I said to him "I really wanted to use that mango to make a sweet and sour sauce but I hate how you don't like trying new stuff". His reply, "You can use the mango". I almost fainted..lol

See below for mango sauce.

Ingredients for Mango sauce

1/2 cup chopped ripe mango

1/2 onion chopped

2 garlic cloves chopped

1 inch ginger sliced

2 tbsp sugar

1/4 cup vinegar

1 cup water

1 tbsp soy sauce

Option 1 - using the fry pan you fried the chicken in (my preference)

Option 2 - making the sauce without the fried chicken

1 tablespoon flour (flattened)

3 tablespoon oil

Method for option 2

  1. Follow number 2 from option one while frying the chicken so this would have been prepared already
  2. In a saucepan heat about 3 tablespoons oil, add chopped onions, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Then add flour and fry until brown.
  4. Follow instructions 4 and 5 from option one to complete the sauce.

Variations and optionals

  • When sauce is ready purée in a blender and strain. I didn't do that since this is home cooking but if serving this to guests I would suggest not having the onion, garlic and ginger pieces in the sauce.
  • Add chopped hot peppers to make it spicy
  • Add some chopped semi ripe mango pieces two minutes before sauce is ready. Do not purée the sauce with this option.
  • Add pineapple pieces, peppers - do not purée

Method with option 1

  1. After frying chicken, drain excess oil and leave the equivalent of 3 tablespoons. The flour from the chicken may be too much scrape out about a tablespoon or two. We are making our sauce using a roux. But before we get to that lets make the mango base.
  2. In a small sauce pan add the mango, water, vinegar, soy sauce and sugar. Bring to boil then simmer until mango is very soft. You can do this part while frying the chicken.
  3. In the pan you fried the chicken add your chopped onions, garlic and sliced ginger. Sauté for about five minutes on medium low. The flour would have already been brown from frying the chicken.
  4. Reduce your flames and strain the mango sauce into the pan using a spoon to run through the sieve. Some of the mango may stick to the bottom of the sieve, use the spoon to scrape it into the pan. Discard the mango fiber.
  5. Stir and bring the sauce to a boil then simmer for about 5 minutes. The flour is already cooked so all you need is the sauce to thicken to your desired consistency. I don't like mine too thick.

See option 2 to your right

A little about the mango sauce

I brought the Asian flavour with the Caribbean flavour. I originally wanted to make the tradition Thai sweet and sour hot sauce but I know the man wouldn't like it because it's too sweet. I would have to prepare an Oriental spread of spring rolls and fried wantons with the sauce for him to dip and get used to the flavor first. He hates sweet sauces.

The Thai sweet and sour hot sauce is made from vinegar, water, sugar, soy sauce and chopped hot peppers added when done. In the case of the Thai sauce you would reduce it until it become syrupy. When cooled it will be thick enough.

I used the mango with the Thai sauce ingredients to bring in the Caribbean sunny flavour of fresh fruit.

Because the sauce wasn't going to be too sweet I decided to add a little savouriness with the garlic and onions added to the roux to give it the thickness.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      I love the idea of the mango sauce, that must taste gorgeous! I am always on the lookout for a new chicken recipe so this is great!

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Nell, the mango sauce turn out to be great. My sceptic fiancé was surprised and he actually loved it....lol and it goes really well with the chicken.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This sounds delicious! Chicken is my favorite too and I avoid beef. Seems we have a lot in common in food preferences.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Jackie, when I eat beef my face get pimples and my fiancé don't like it either. The last time we had beef was maybe over a year ago. We do have a lot in common...lol. I hope you try this sauce, I know you will love it.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Our husbands must be related, I have to sometimes let him think it's his idea! I love the fresh taste of mango and as a sauce for chicken, it sounds like something I would truly enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Teaches, I bet they are related...lol because I do the same thing! It tastes really great, I myself was surprised since it's not the regular mango sauce.

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      jenubouka 4 years ago

      Oh wow Cardisa! The recipe looks incredible and while it is 7am I now want chicken. Great recipe and cool layout of what you eat through the week.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

      Hi Cardisa! This seems like such a great recipe. I bet it is delectable!

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Jen, I have one piece left in the fridge and just itching to go devour it. The flavors really came together on this one.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Dexter, it is delectable. Thanks.

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      I am going to follow this recipe and devour ever morsel. I love chicken and mango's, so combining them will be delicious I'm sure. Great hub and so colorful to.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello my handsome poet. I have not been able to visit some of your hubs lately because I am so busy. Thank you for stopping by and I do hope you love this. Let me know how it turns out.

      Hugs

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Looks and sound delicious. Will have to try this recipe really soon.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Susan, I really hope you try it and am sure you will love it.

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      jenubouka 4 years ago

      Wait! I will just hop on my jet and be right over...oh wait not that wealthy yet.....darn..

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Too late Jen, just ate it cold. Never had cold fried chicken before and I really liked it...lol

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Sounds absolutely wonderful. Now I'll definitely have to go get chicken and mango tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Gypsy Rose, I wish I could be there to have some...lol...I am definitely making this very soon again. Thanks for stopping by.

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      WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      You cook and plate food like a chef! Great Hub!

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi WillStar, my handsome cowboy, I'll tell you a secret...I was a personal chef for a year. My boss just asked me to come back to work and am thinking about it...lol. Thanks for stopping by and the compiement.

      Hugs

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      James Paterson 4 years ago from Scotland

      In one word mouthwatering, thanks for sharing.....jimmy

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Jimmy, thanks for visiting.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Yummy! The first photo look like a gourmet dish made at a top famous restaurant! I am fond of chicken and mango. This recipe is delicious. Your instructions and options are clearly explained. This mango sauce is slightly similar to mango chutney in my country. Nice to know you and your fiancé enjoyed this tasty meal! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Socially Shared.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Ishwaryaa22, thanks so much for the compliment. Thanks for reading, voting and sharing too. Have a wonderful day.

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      Stephanie Bradberry 4 years ago from New Jersey

      This looks really good. Thanks for giving me an idea to make use of all the chicken in my freezer and the last three mangoes in the house. Very useful, interesting, and beautiful.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Stephanie, wow I can't wait to hear how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by. Please enjoy!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I never had an idea that mango sauce can go with fried chicken. I love fried chicken and I love mango, what a tasty combination.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Vinaya, most tropical fruits make wonderful sauces that go well with chicken or pork. Thanks for dropping in my friend.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Lasetekservices, I hope you like.

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      sammimills 4 years ago from California, USA

      Wow. Looking at the picture makes me hungry! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I'll try it this weekend. Hoping I could get a delicious result.

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      sofs 4 years ago

      Sounds delicious. I will have to try it, sometime soon.. Thanks for sharing this.

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      mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      You know I must have looked at the picture for several seconds trying to imagine what the chicken tastes like as I do not like food surprises either :) I bet if you added a bit of jerk seasoning it would compliment the sweetness...cheers and there would be no leftovers if I were eating :)

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Sammimills, thanks! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Have a great day.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Sofs, thank you. Please let me know how it turns out. Have a blessed day.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Mts1098, you must be spying on me. That dry jerk is a favourite of my fiancé and I use it quite often because it less expensive here than the cumin, coriander and other Asian type spices I like. So the answer id definitely yes, use the dry jerk and you have a killer flavour on your pallet.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      I love the idea of mango sauce. I have never use mango for making sauce before. I have to try it Cardisa. It sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Thelma, Mango sauce is really great and it goes well with chicken or pork. I think you'll like it.

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      This is delicious ... I have to try it

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Rahul0324, I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Steve Wright 4 years ago from Norwich, England

      This looks mouth wateringly delicious, I have got to try to make this at the weekend. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Stevew13, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Shannon Paigah 4 years ago from Irvine, CA

      Thanks for the recipe. Looks delicious and I can't wait to try it.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Shannon, I am so happy you want to try it. Please don't hesitate to tell me how it turns out. Have a nice day.

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      Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

      This sounds super delicious! I love the ingredents you use and the simplicity of this recipe. Rated wayyyyyy up :)

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks OM, it's really a simple dish and the flavours are really sunny.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Wow Cardisa, this sounds fabulous! Since I love fried chicken and mangos, and we have plenty of them here in Peru, I will definitely be trying this dish! I also shop a week ahead of time...it's so much easier than trying to figure out what I'm going to cook day-by-day. Voted up and across the board except funny.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Vespawoolf, the flavour of the chicken and mangoes is unbelievable, I am sure you are going to love it. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Cardisa - this looks beautiful and sounds really delicious! I have an avacado, mango salsa that I make and pour over grilled chicken. I know that I will love these flavors!

      I am going to try this next week. (I really do try to plan ahead and shop for the week - I just detest grocery shopping unless it is an outdoor market:) lol

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Kelly, that mango salsa sounds delicious! I hate outdoor shopping. I love to shop in huge mega stores....lol

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