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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.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 40 mins
15 mins
4 chicken thighs


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 17.7g; fat 3.6g; sodium 331.3mg. Full Nutrition