Coconut Milk Chicken with Jalapeño Mango Chutney! This dairy free and gluten free marinated chicken recipe is quick and tasty. It uses a coconut milk marinade for moist, delicious chicken. Top it with spicy mango chutney for a an easy weeknight meal that’s healthy and nourishing.
As you can tell, my husband and I love ethnic dishes. And apparently I’m on a spicy ethnic cooking kick. Thai, Mexican, and now this Indian inspired coconut milk chicken with jalapeño mango chutney. Oh yes, we love Indian spices and jalapeño in everything. POWER anti-inflammatory food combos if you ask me! Haha.
But Y’all, I will confess, I half the reason I make these types of dishes are because…..
- ONE –> I love the colors. I’m a visual person. The more vibrant the food, the healthier and tastier it is, right?
- TWO —> These simple REAL FOOD ingredients combined make amazing flavors.
- And THREE —> I’m always surprised at just how quick and simple these type of dishes are to make. Yes, even despite how “technical” or “fancy” they sound ..
- Oh and FOUR —> They are usually super easy to make food allergy friendly. Meaning gluten free, Paleo, and/or dairy free. Bonus points for Cotter Crunch Reader’s!
Which brings me to this coconut milk chicken with mango chutney. Seriously a match made in heaven, and it takes little effort.
Have you ever heard of milk marinated chicken before? What about buttermilk chicken? No not buttermilk biscuits and chicken (although that sounds fab!), but using actual buttermilk as a marinade.
Well, this Coconut Milk Chicken is the same concept, but marinated with coconut milk, obviously. It gives the chicken a sweet flavor and while also making it extra moist (cue awkward word to type). Marinating the chicken in coconut will also help tame the mango jalapeño chutney if you decide to keep the seeds in. Which we did and LOVED! So ya, coconut milk is amazing in this Indian inspired dish. Spicy yes, but not overly spicy.
Let’s talk about that mango jalapeño chutney and key nutrition points here.
Coconut, mango, jalapeños, and fresh herbs, oh my! These are the perfect ADDITIONS to a pretty perfect balanced meal.
Here’s my Jeopardy and nerdy nutrition voice…
DO YOU KNOW THAT THIS COCONUT MILK CHICKEN is rich in ZINC?
Yes, and this Zinc found Chicken (poultry) contains a protein that helps transport Vitamin A from Vitamin rich foods, such as Mango and Jalapeño.
Which means you can improve your eyesight and read more of my posts. Haha, kidding. But really, how cool is that? Also, Mango is rich in magnesium and potassium. Totally need those electrolytes during the hot months! Phew!
And lastly, Mango contains an enzyme that can help break down protein.
See… now you know why this mango chutney is a MUST with coconut milk chicken. ALL the healthy digestion and feel good facts.
Plus it’s just SUPER DUPER delicious. Yup!
Nutrition for 4oz coconut milk chicken with 1/4 cup chutney
Okay, so just because I LOVE YOU and I LOVE CHUTNEY, here’s a quick video on how to make it. You should know that adding the vinegar helps it last longer in the fridge. Plus it gives it a nice tang. WOO! love that! EAT UP Ya’ll!
ALL TOGETHER NOW! VIOLA! Marinated Coconut Milk Chicken with a little MANGO TANGO!
Sorry, got excited, all caps…
Obviously I love and ethnic flavors with marinated chicken. Here are a few more chicken recipes to try!
Now that I’ve blinded you with all colors from recipe photos, tell me… ever marinated chicken or another protein in coconut milk? Chutney fans.. are you?
Crazy Wednesday Complete.