Special Diet - Created Date : 7.9.2019
Chicken in Coconut Mango Verde Sauce
Chicken in Coconut Mango Verde Sauce – on your table in less than 30 minutes with the most velvety, flavor infused sauce you will be dreaming about for days!
I was talking to my sister the other day (mother of 5 kids, my kidney donor, I share more about her awesomeness here) who loves to cook but said these last two weeks of school are just as busy or even busier than December so quick and easy meals are a must. So I am so excited to share this 30 minute Chicken in Coconut Mango Verde Sauce that is super quick and easy without sacrificing any flavor!
This celebration of flavor starts with a quick stir frying of thinly sliced chicken breasts. I first used thinly sliced chicken in my all time favorite Panang Curry, and love this cooking method! (and btw, made my Panang Curry last week for my little brother and his fiance – SO GOOD! you have to make it if you love Thai food!) The chicken remains so tender and soaks up all the flavor of the sauce so there is no need to marinate the chicken beforehand. I recommend slicing your chicken breasts when they are partially frozen – so much easier. You could even prep your chicken and your veggies beforehand if you want then this meal really would take minutes to throw together!
After you stir fry your chicken for a few minutes, then you add in your bell peppers and stir fry for a minute more then comes the smothering in the most intoxicatingly delicious Coconut Mango Verde Sauce. I am obsessed with mangos and have been wanting to make a coconut mango sauce for a while, but instead of taking the traditional route and combining it with red curry paste, I blended it with Salsa Verde Sauce instead – sheer dreamy, creamy addictiveness. And if you are intimidated by cutting mangos – do’t be, just check out my How to Cut A Mango Post that teaches everything you could ever want to know about mangos!
So while this dish might appear Thai with the thinly sliced chicken and veggies and the coconut milk, it has more of a Mexican taste with the addition of the salsa verde, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika and jalapeno to the mega creamy, sweet, tangy, spicy as you want, can’t-stop-eating-sauce that I am giddy for you to try. And love. And make. Often.
Add all of the Coconut Mango Verde Sauce ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Heat oil over medium high heat in large nonstick skillet until very hot. Add chicken and cook just until most pieces are no longer pink then add bell peppers and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
Stir in Coconut Mango Verde Sauce and cook just until chicken is completely cooked and sauce is heated through. Taste and add additional brown sugar for sweeter, Sriracha for spicier or lime for tangier. Garnish with optional fresh cilantro. Serve with rice.
*Chicken is much easier to slice if partially frozen. It will thaw quickly once sliced. You can slice your chicken and red bell peppers in advance for even quicker meal prep. **I would start with 3 tablespoons brown sugar and add more to taste at the end -the amount will depend on how sweet your mangoes are, how sweet you want the sauce and how spicy you want it (more brown sugar to balance more sriracha). I use all 5 tablespoons because I make the sauce quite spicy.
I was skeptical about this at first – I wasn’t sure how the combination of mango and coconut milk and salsa verde would taste blended together but OH BOY was it delicious. The bell peppers are really delightful with the sauce. I never comment on recipe blogs, but I just had to mention how much my husband and I liked this one! (Plus, it was a great excuse to use my hand blender for the first time).
I added a can of salad cut Heart of Palm and also a can of white beans to up veggie and protein. Also upped the chili powder and smoked paprika and served it over brown rice mixed with sauteed julienned kale with a couple cloves of minced garlic incl.
Made this tonight because I got brave and bought a ripe mango on sale. I was excited to try the seemingly odd combination. It turned out great and I’ll make it again. I don’t eat red peppers, so I substituted sliced onion (which I charred a bit before the chicken). I think it was a great counterpoint to the sauce. Thanks for a great recipe!
Made this today as written but for using all red and no green bell pepper. Would have used another jalapeno if I had it; added sriracha and still wanted more heat without the acid, so broke out the cayenne and it did the trick. Next time I might add a poblano with the chicken and bell pepper, perhaps roasting them first. I did put some fresh, warmed pineapple on the plate, but that added too much acidity, so maybe broccoli or zucchini next time. Thanks for sharing this.
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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options
Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.
Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.
In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.
Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.
Sandwich with cheese and vegetables
One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.
Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.
Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.
A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.
Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.
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2. Taco Bell
Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.
According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.
One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.
Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.
Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.
Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.
Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.
For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.
McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.
Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.
5. Burger King
Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.
It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.
BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.
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Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.
Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.
The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.
Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.
With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes