Yummy Tender Chicken and Mango Meatballs with a Spicy Mango Sauce combine both sweet and spicy flavours. A perfect any night of the week meal.
Oven Baked Chicken Mango Meatballs
These chicken meatballs are super easy to make and ready in minutes, just by combining a few delicious ingredients in a bowl and baking in the oven until lightly golden.
None of that faffing about on a frying pan trying to get meatballs evenly browned. Just line them up on a baking tray and bake for no more than 15 minutes and these are done.
Then all that's left is the sauce. Which can be done while the meatballs bake in the oven.
Spicy Mango Sauce
This whole dish was one of those recipes that happened by chance. I had picked up a whole bunch of mangoes super cheap at the grocery store and had made up a batch of mango salsa and a mango fruit salad and still had some left to use up.
I was wondering what to else I could make when I remembered the ground chicken (chicken mince) in the fridge that needed to be cooked up for dinner and thought hmmm meatballs with mango sounds like a great combination.
This sweet and spicy mango sauce I made to accompany the meatballs is delicious - ripe mangos, red chillies, soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic and ginger all combine for a flavoursome sauce.
Smother or Spoon?
That's up to you, there is no right or wrong with this recipe, you can either toss the entire batch of meatballs in the sauce or serve the sauce in the middle of the table for the family to spoon some sauce over their meatballs.
The only issue with the latter is that you'll most definitely be fighting over that sauce, trust me!!!
I did the best of both and spooned the sauce over the top of each serving, that way we all go an even portion of this delicious sweet spicy sauce.
Sides for Chicken Meatballs with Spicy Mango Sauce.
You could serve these with a variety of side dishes, but I personally like steamed jasmine rice and some sauteed cabbage
For the cabbage I use about half a head of cabbage between 4 people, using me large santoku knife I slice and shred into strips, then add to a frying pan with some cooking oil spray and garlic. As it starts to soften I pour in a little chicken stock and reduce it down until the cabbage is cooked (you can keep adding more stock if need, you just need to loosely surround the pieces of cabbage with the stock. Then when ready season with salt and black pepper.
Any stir-fried vegetables will work, so just use what you have on hand or another healthier swap for the rice is this Roasted Cauliflower Rice.
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This recipe was originally created on 14 August 2015 and updated on the 23 September 2019
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