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Chicken Stuffed with Mango, Pistachio and Cilantro

    This unique stuffed chicken recipe just explodes with flavour and texture by using crunchy pistachios, fresh sweet mango, coconut milk and curry.
    Serves: 4
    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 15 min


    1 lb boneless chicken breasts halves
    1-2 mangoes, finely-sliced
    6 tbsp pistachio nuts, unsalted and chopped
    ½ cup cilantro, fresh, chopped
    2 tbsp olive oil
    2 red pepper(s), cut into strips
    1 can coconut milk, unsweetened
    1 tbsp curry powder
    lime juice, to taste
    salt, to taste
    pepper, to taste

    Food Safety

    Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


    1. Cut each breast half horizontally, without cutting all the way through, and open like a book.

    2. Stuff the breasts with mango slices, 15 ml (1 tablespoon) cilantro and 15 ml (1 tablespoon) pistachios. Close breast halves and secure with toothpicks.

    3. In a large frying pan, heat 15 ml (1 tablespoon) olive oil and brown chicken breasts over high heat for about 5 minutes on each side. Set aside.

    4. In the same pan, heat the rest of the oil and sauté peppers over medium heat for 3 or 4 minutes.

    5. Add coconut milk and curry and stir well.

    6. Add chicken to sauce and simmer 10 minutes on low heat, until juices run clear or a meat thermometer indicates an internal temperature of 77 ºC (170 ºF).

    7. When the chicken is cooked through, add the rest of the cilantro and pistachios and the lime juice. Adjust seasoning to taste.

    8. Serve with lemon basmati rice.

    Nutrition Info

    Per 300 g serving Amount
    Protein31 g
    Fat36 g
    Saturated Fat21 g
    Carbohydrate11 g
    Fibre3 g
    Sugar4 g
    Cholesterol65 mg
    Sodium80 mg
    Per 300 g serving % Daily Value
    Vitamin A2
    Vitamin C200
    Vitamin B655
    Vitamin B1222