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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • 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

97 calories; 3.6 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 331 mg sodium. 17.7 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2019
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 chicken for about 8 hours then had hubby grill it. It started burning at first but he had the grill too hot. My 3 year old son kept asking for more on his plate. I might make a double or triple batch of sauce next time and freeze the extra so ill always have it on hand. I'm going to make this again soon for our end-of-summer grill out. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/06/2019
Very bland... not enough chile (or other spices). Family did not like this at all. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2019
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 chicken for about 8 hours then had hubby grill it. It started burning at first but he had the grill too hot. My 3 year old son kept asking for more on his plate. I might make a double or triple batch of sauce next time and freeze the extra so ill always have it on hand. I'm going to make this again soon for our end-of-summer grill out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2019
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 chicken for about 8 hours then had hubby grill it. It started burning at first but he had the grill too hot. My 3 year old son kept asking for more on his plate. I might make a double or triple batch of sauce next time and freeze the extra so ill always have it on hand. I'm going to make this again soon for our end-of-summer grill out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2019
It makes my mouth water Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/06/2019
Very bland... not enough chile (or other spices). Family did not like this at all. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2019
I really like the way it turned out. Make sure you save some sauce because it adds a lot more flavor for dipping Read More