Well, a couple weeks ago she was making something on her new Food Network show and while I don't remember what it was, I do remember that she used mango and garam masala together in it. Huh, I though, I wonder what that tastes like? I recently picked up some garam masala at The Savory Spice Shop in Denver so I thought I would try it out using Aarti's recipe as an inspiration.
In a small bowl, combine mango puree and 1/2 tsp. garam masala.
To make the mango puree, I simply thawed some frozen mango and threw it in my food processor to blend it up.
Add some kosher salt.
Soapbox moment: If you haven't tried kosher salt yet, do so please. While regular table salt is best for most baking, kosher salt has a chunkier texture and tastes fantastic in regular cooking.
Coat your chicken breasts in the mango puree.
Grill for about 8-12 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked through. Bone-in chicken pieces will take about twice as long.
I loved the way the mango caramelized on the edges. It may look burned but it's oh-so-yummy to get that nice bit of char action on your grilled chicken.
The flavor of this was really interesting - slightly sweet because of the mango but really savory thanks to garam masala's help. I liked it. :)
Spiced Mango Grilled Chicken (printable recipe)
4 chicken breasts
1 c. mango puree
1/2 tsp. garam masala
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
In a small bowl, combine mango puree and spices. Coat chicken pieces with the puree. Fire up your grill. Grill the chicken for 8-12 minutes per side for boneless pieces or about twice that length for bone-in pieces, until cooked through.
Serve and enjoy!