Photo: Alex Farnum; Food Styling: Randy Mon
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 4

This recipe, from Sunset reader Barbara Triplett of Neskowin, Oregon, is especially good in summer, when Western mangoes are in season.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat pan. Cook chicken with spices until browned, about 5 minutes. Add mango, lime juice, fish sauce, and half the onions and cook, stirring often, until mango starts to soften and release juices, about 3 minutes.

Step 2

Serve over rice with remaining onions and basil sprinkled on top.

Ratings & Reviews

February 24, 2016
Soy sauce is often substituted for fish sauce which is a decidely acquired taste.

Nik's attempt

January 05, 2017
Really enjoyed this recipe, mine was reminiscent of a well spiced frankfurter. (Mostly leaving this for my own record)  Rubbed the raw chicken down with spice mix (double cayenne+tumeric) salt and pepper (black).  Seared chicken in hot cast iron pan, till internal temp was 65C and outside had good caramelisation.   Fish sauce next in to cool pan, it was significantly reduced by the time I go the lemon juice in and finished the deglaze.  Then mangos were added to the now (much cooler pan), cooked until chicken internal temp 75C whereupon the mango had reduced well.   I will be making this again, I'll probably add a slice of ginger with the lemon juice next time.

Kristen's Review

January 20, 2016
We loved it! I skipped the fish sauce altogether tho because lets face it, eew! I used a package of frozen mangoes and they worked great. Thinking of maybe adding some cashews for a little crunch next time. 

neonpink's Review

March 15, 2013
This recipe is perfect. I use chicken with the skin on and marinate it in the spices for a few minutes along with some salt. I also used 2 Mangoes. Amazing!

lornahenri's Review

August 26, 2012
This was very tasty and savory. I doubled the amount of spices and mangos and went light on the fish sauce. As one reviewer said, the fish sauce smell is not the best, but it was very tasty. Put the mangos in at the very end and just cook till heated through. I used super ripe mangos and doubled the amount. It was delicious, but the mangos got pretty brown and unattractive looking b/c I cooked them too long in the fish sauce.

steponme's Review

June 18, 2012
The smell when adding the fish sauce was disgusting, which ruined it for me! But after all of the ingredients blended it wasn't bad. I didn't really taste much of the mango flavor; I felt it was lost in the seasoning. If I make it again, I'd go much lighter on the fish sauce and maybe that would let more mango flavor come through.

howelld01's Review

June 05, 2012

KJErickson's Review

May 28, 2012
My family loved this spicy/savory recipe! The mango, lime, spices, and fresh basil lend a special twist to ordinary chicken and rice recipes. Very easy to prepare.