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Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango-Ancho Sauce

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Sweet mango and smoky ancho chile are combined to make both a delicious marinade and a sauce for these grilled chicken thighs. This isn't spicy, so the whole family can enjoy it. I like to serve this with cilantro-lime rice."
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2 h 40 m servings 103
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 chicken thighs)


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  1. Combine mango, lime juice, honey, ancho chile powder, and salt in the bowl of a small food processor; pulse until smooth. Remove 1/4 cup of the sauce to a small bowl and whisk in rice wine vinegar and olive oil to make a marinade. Place remaining sauce in the refrigerator.
  2. Place chicken thighs in a resealable plastic bag and drizzle with mango-ancho marinade. Seal the bag and marinate in the refrigerator, 2 hours to overnight.
  3. Twenty minutes before grilling, remove chicken from the marinade, letting the excess drip off. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Discard the remaining marinade.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  5. Place chicken on the hot grill, skin-side down, and grill for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip chicken over and grill on the other side for 3 to 4 minutes. Continue flipping every 3 to 4 minutes until an instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 22 to 25 minutes total. Turn grill to low heat and brush both sides of the chicken with reserved mango-ancho sauce, grilling an additional 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 103 calories; 3.8 18.5 0.7 0 331 Full nutrition

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First off I have to say that the marinade is aboslutely delicious! I was eating it with a spoon before putting it on the chicken. It makes a really unique of "almost" BBQ sauce. I marinated my ...

It makes my mouth water

Very bland... not enough chile (or other spices). Family did not like this at all.