Spicy Mango Barbeque Chicken with Fresh Mango Salsa
Course Main Course
Prep Time 35minutes
Cook Time 1hour45minutes
Mango Barbeque Sauce
2chipotles in adobominced
1large mangodiced small
1 1/2cupsketchup *I used a spicy ketchup
2tablespoonsapple cider vinegar
1 to 2tablespoonsmolasses *I only used 1 tablspoonsince I like it more on the savory side
1 to 2tablespoonsbrown sugar
2teaspoonschicken bouillon granules or chicken base
Salt to taste
4-6bonelessskinless chicken thighs (2 to 2 1/2 pounds)
1sweet onionsliced thin
2hot peppersI used serrano and fresno
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
small handful of cilantroplus more for garnish
For Mango Salsa
1/2cupwhite or red onion
Juice of 1 lime
2tablespoonshoney or agave
1teaspoonchile limon powderTajin
Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare barbeque sauce first. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil to medium in sauce pan. Add onions, jalapeño and garlic. Cook for 8 minutes. Add all of the remaining ingredients for sauce. Stir well to combine, cook on low/medium heat for 20 minutes or until sauce reduces and becomes thick. Taste for salt and pepper. Cover and remove from heat.
While sauce is cooking, preheat oven to 350 degrees Season the chicken lightly with salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides, set aside. Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil to an oven safe skillet and preheat to medium for 5 minutes.
Brown the chicken for 5 minutes per side, add in the onions, garlic, chile peppers, zest and juice of lemon. Top with cilantro, season the veggies with salt and pepper, cover and transfer to preheated oven. Bake for 30 minutes.
While chicken is baking, prepare the fresh mango salsa. Combine all ingredients listed, taste for salt, cover and set aside.
After 30 minutes, remove chicken from oven. remove cover and baste chicken generously with barbeque sauce. Turn broiler to high and broil the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce begins to caramelize. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with extra sauce, vegetables from pan and garnish with mango salsa and cilantro. Yields 4 servings.
Tips~When picking fresh mangos, you want them to be a little soft to the touch. A hard mango will be extra sour. Those are good with lots of lime, chile limon powder and hot sauce!