Monday 25 June 2012

Chicken breasts with mango

Mango's, I love them. I eat a mango every morning! It is so good for you! This recipe is originally adapted from a cookbook named "Fruit", I made this while studying under Eva Kenly,who changed a few things. I have changed a few more things as usual! I think you will enjoy this delicious Summer recipe.

Chicken Breasts with mango

4 skinless boneless, chicken breast halves
flour dredging
salt and pepper
1 T finely chopped shallots
1/8 c. balsamic vinegar
1/2 c. chicken stock
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 lb mango's peeled and diced per (How to dice a mango, May 14th, blog)
1 T sliced fresh basil

Cut chicken breasts lengthwise in half.

Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound lightly to an even thickness. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large saute pan, heat 2 T of butter. Dredge chicken pieces in flour, shaking off excess, and saute over medium heat until cooked through. DO NOT crowd pan; saute in batches removing the cooked pieces to a ovenproof platter. Placed in your warming drawer, or a 200 F oven.

Continue with remaining chicken, adding more butter if needed.

To the same pan, add 1 T of the butter and saute shallots until tender but not brown. Add balsamic vinegar and cook, stirring, until reduced in half.

Add the chicken stock and the cream, cook until again reduced by half. Add the mango's, cook until heated through. Add basil and adjust the seasoning..

To serve: Spoon the sauce over chicken breasts. Serves 4

*Options- Instead of the fresh mango's, you could use fresh peaches or papaya. Eva Kenly made it with canned peaches, and thought it good.

* When keeping food warm in the oven, it is easy to run out of space. I thought of putting a wire rack designed for cooling your baked goods on the floor of the electric oven. The rack allows the air to circulate, but, you should watch the food placed on the lower position and rotate.

This picture was taken in Jamaica, where we go every year, for three weeks for our ocean fix. I am buying my mango's at the local fruit stand. We love our annual visit, the people are friendly, it is warm and the ocean is beautiful!


Family fun in Lake Chelan, 21 family members, 3 boats, multiple water toys! We will be in Chelan all week in the sun! Everyone is happy, as it is pouring rain on the west side of our state, and we are on the East side in Chelan. I haven't had time to write anything!! The tutorial above I did as a draft, just in case I wouldn't have time to write!! I have many drafts, so no worries!

The boys took a float plane to the glaciers! Steve, Nate Dogg, TT and Wee Bear! Had a ball!

The glaciers
  Video of landing

Wishing everyone a happy Monday!! Cheers JJ~

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