In part 1 of the How to Cook Meals in Bulk Series I showed you a video of my weekly bulk grocery shopping as part of the meal planning process. Then in Part 2 I detailed the bulk meal preparation process: what it looks like to cook a week’s worth of healthy meals in one go. With part 3 came the first recipe for baked sweet potatoes and squash.

There are a total of five more recipes to come, and today we’ll get to one of the three meat dishes, Baked Mango Chicken Breast.

Cooking Tools You Will Need

Pyrex Baking Dish

Pyrex Baking Dish

Wusthof Classic 10-Inch Cook's Knife

Cook’s or Chef’s Knife

Epicurean Kitchen Cutting Board

This is the cutting board I have at home

Here again is the video from Part 2 showing you the easiest way to cube a fresh mango:

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Baked Mango Chicken Breast Recipe

Mango Chicken Breasts
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Baked Mango Chicken Breast

This is a simple, easy dish to make. Mango is one of the tastiest fruit choices for chicken, but you could also use fresh, in-season peaches or nectarines. Juicy, yellow fruits pair best with chicken.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium Chicken Breasts Skinless and Boneless (bone in if you prefer)
  • 1 large Mango Make sure it's ripe, but you could also use frozen
  • 1 medium Onion Yellow cooking or white onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Pre-head the oven to 350°F (if you're only cooking the chicken or a few dishes) or 375°F (if cooking many meals in bulk).
  2. Peel and chop the onion and garlic. Add to a baking dish. I used a large Pyrex glass dish so that the chicken breasts wouldn't overlap.
    Chopping Onions
  3. Wash the mango and cube it. Watch the video above for the easiest way to do this. Add to baking dish
  4. Add the sesame oil, balsamic vinegar, turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper and mix all the ingredients together.
  5. Add the chicken breast and coat well with the mango mixture.
    Mango Chicken Breasts
  6. Place the chicken on the top rack and bake for 30-40 minutes. Turn once after 15 minutes. Test for doneness. If not cooked all the way through, check again in 5 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Testing Chicken for Doneness

Once you have turned the chicken after 15 minutes of cooking, set the timer for 10 more minutes. Use a metal skewer or a very sharp small knife to test for doneness. Push the skewer ½ way through the thickest part of the breast. If the liquid comes out clear the breasts are cooked. If the liquid is cloudy or even slightly cloudy, cook for another 5 minutes before checking again. Eat Well to Be Well! Transparent Darren
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