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Mango Basil Coconut Chicken

Video Title: Mango Basil Coconut Chicken
Video Duration: 0:44
This seductive Thai combo of coconut milk, mango and basil tastes better than take out (it’s fresh after all) and you can have it on the table in under a half hour. A prettier entertaining dish would be hard to find.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min


3 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
1 mango
1 red pepper(s)
1 orange pepper
14 oz coconut milk
1 tsp basil, dried
1 tsp hot-garlic chili sauce
½ tsp salt
¾ cups basil, fresh, shredded
7 oz rice noodles, cooked
2 cups white rice, cooked

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. Slice each chicken breast into strips, about 1 x 1 ½ inches (2.5 x 4 cm). Lightly coat a large wide saucepan with oil and place over medium heat. Add chicken, keeping pieces as separate as possible. Cook until chicken loses all its pink color, about 3 minutes a side. Remove each piece as soon as it is ready to a plate.

  2. Meanwhile peel mango and slice from the stone in large pieces. Then slice into ½ inch (1 cm) bite-size pieces. Slice pepper into thin bite-size strips.

  3. As soon as all the chicken is removed from the pan, pour in the coconut milk. Add the dried basil, hot-garlic chili sauce and salt. Turn heat to medium-high. Boil, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.

  4. Then add the chicken and any juices collected on the plate, the mango and pepper strips. Continue boiling gently and stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked and pepper is tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Stir in about two-thirds of the fresh basil. Spoon over noodles or rice and sprinkle with remaining fresh basil.

Nutrition Info

Per 500 g serving Amount
Protein51 g
Fat25 g
Saturated Fat20 g
Carbohydrate39 g
Fibre4 g
Sugar13 g
Cholesterol115 mg
Sodium490 mg
Per 500 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A20
Vitamin C150
Vitamin B675
Vitamin B1238