Chicken and Pasta in a Mango Cream Sauce


This creamy mango pasta dish is cheesy, rich, and has a subtle, fruity flavor. It was an experiment that turned out to be delicious.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 8 ounces uncooked rigatoni pasta

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed

  • 1 onion, sliced and separated into rings

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips

  • 1 mango - peeled, seeded, and chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rigatoni in boiling water, stirring occasionally until almost done, about 8 minutes. Drain.

  2. Heat 1/2 of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken in hot oil until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.

  3. Heat remaining olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and green bell pepper in hot oil until tender. Add mango, garlic, and ginger; cook and stir until mango is soft, about 5 minutes. Gradually stir in heavy cream. Continue cooking until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes more.

  4. Add chicken to sauce in the skillet. Stir in partially cooked rigatoni. Season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until pasta is tender yet firm to the bite, about 2 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Garnish with parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

600 Calories
29g Fat
61g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 600
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 675mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 79mg 393%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 556mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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