August 3, 2020| By

Buttermilk Mango Cilantro Chicken with Coconut Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
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Summer time means using mangoes in every way that you can. That's why this Buttermilk Mango Cilantro Chicken with Coconut Rice recipe is a new favorite! This recipe reminds me of being on a beach in a far away land. This chicken is savory with a bit a of heat from the red pepper flakes and the rice is sweet and full of coconut flavor!

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buttermilk mango cilantro chicken in a pan

Let's get into the recipe - buttermilk mango cilantro chicken with coconut rice

I chose to marinate the chicken in buttermilk to tenderize the chicken and develop flavor. You do not have to let the chicken sit overnight, but I highly recommend it!

buttermilk mango cilantro chicken in a pan

Buttermilk Mango Cilantro Chicken with coconut rice

Buttermilk Mango Cilantro Chicken with Coconut rice! A sweet and savory dish perfect for summer dinner, parties, and everyday eating!
Serving: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories: 682kcal


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 mangoes
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 14 can can coconut milk, unsweetened
  • ¼ cup sugar


  • Put chickens thighs and buttermilk in a large bowl and cover for at least an hour (up to overnight). Remove from bowl and coat onion powder, red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Dice mangoes, garlic cloves, half of a red onion, and half bunch of cilantro. Set aside ½ of the diced mangoes.
  • Add olive oil to over medium heat. Allow heat to warm and add chicken thighs. Sear on both sides for about 4-5 minutes, until golden brown. Add red onions and garlic and saute until fragrant. Toss mangoes and cilantro together and add to pan. Cook until chicken thighs are finished, about 10 minutes. Allow chicken and juices to cool in a bowl.
  • Rinse rice thoroughly (4-5 rinses, until water is clear). Add 1 cup of rice and 2 cups of chicken broth to a rice cooker OR cook stovetop. When the rice is finished, add rice to and add coconut milk and sugar. Stir constantly until rice thickens. Remove from heat.
  • Add rice to a plate and add chicken, juices, and top with fresh mango set aside previously.
  • Eat!


Calories: 682kcal
Course: Chicken, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    Lovely dish! I've wanted to try it since you posted it and was surprised with how tasty it was. Just started following you on Insta this summer and am excited to see what else you post.

  2. Such a delicious dinner!!!! The recipe was a little hard to follow, but I figured it out and it was so amazingly tasty! Highly recommend!!

  3. This dish was absolutely amazing! Even my two year old loved it! I can't wait to try these pans out, I enjoyed reading some facts on the brand in your post! Thanks for sharing and creating such a tasty meal!

  4. Where can I find these pans? I need to replace a couple of small frying pans and a saucepan. The chicken sounds amazing btw!

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  5. Came across this while looking for a recipe to use up the cilantro in my fridge - it came out so good!! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I've never had mango chicken this way but I am Hooked! One pan meals are my favorite especially not having much time in the day. Thanks to you I have already started looking into the Greenpan products!

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