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Lime Marinated Mango Habanero Chicken

Quick and healthy Mango Habanero Chicken. Cilantro lime marinated chicken breast topped with mango habanero salsa over a bed of spinach leaves.

Within this post you’ll make a simple marinade and punch up this Mango Habanero Chicken. Who says healthy can’t taste and look this good?

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I’m sure you’ve heard the expression that sometimes your eyes are bigger than your stomach. Let me tell you, this Lime Marinated Mango Habanero Chicken is a visual feast for the eyes. And the good news is it’s so light and flavorful you can enjoy as much as you’d like, guilt-free.

As a home chef and a food photographer, visuals are equally as important as taste. When I create a dish, I always have the presentation in mind. Each ingredient or prop adds a unique color and shape to the imagery. I can’t count how many times I shift a lime wedge or cilantro leaf, ever so slightly, for the final composition I’m happy with.

Lime Marinated Mango Habanero Chicken recipe - www.platingpixels.comSurprisingly that sometimes alters the recipe itself, such as the bed of wilted spinach the chicken sits upon. If I wasn’t thinking of some way to visually offset subtle color of chicken, I most likely would have not prepared it this way. Turns out it creates a unique flavor and texture pairing, plus makes this a complete and healthy chicken dinner.

Lime Marinated Mango Habanero Chicken recipe - www.platingpixels.comThis Mango Habanero Chicken chicken recipe is so simple with only a handful of ingredients. A quick marinade with lime juice, olive oil, cilantro and spices penetrates flavors throughout.

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Grilling not only adds flavor, it creates those recognizable lines of charred goodness. Alternately you can cook indoors on a griddle skillet.

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Lime Marinated Mango Habanero Chicken recipe at-a-glance:

Flavor profiles: Meaty grilled chicken with a bit of spice and fresh tang, paired with rich and fruity salsa.
Texture: Tender, moist and juicy.
Dietary Options/Substitutions: This recipe is gluten free. Try it with fish as a fun alternative.

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Lime Marinated Mango Habanero Chicken

Cilantro lime marinated chicken breast topped with mango habanero salsa.
Course Chicken
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy marinated chicken, lime chicken marinade, mango lime chicken marinade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 329kcal
Servings 4
Author: Matt Ivan
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  • 4 medium chicken breasts, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 2 pounds total
  • Juice from 4 limes
  • cup olive oil, plus extra
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro, leaves and stems
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1 jar Mango Habanero Salsa


  • Place all ingredients, except spinach and salsa, in a large ziplock or bowl. Shake or stir to evenly coat. Cover and store in fridge at least 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours) to marinate.
  • Preheat grill or griddle skillet to medium heat and lightly grease. Remove chicken and discard marinade. Cook chicken 6-8 minutes, or until charred marks appear on one side. Rotate and cook another 6-8 minutes more, or until chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. Remove from pan.
  • Place spinach in pan and cook until wilted, 3-4 minutes. Served cooked chicken over spinach and top with desired amount of salsa. Garnish with additional lime juice or cilantro leaves if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Lime Marinated Mango Habanero Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 870mg38%
Potassium 1031mg29%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 3030IU61%
Vitamin C 11.7mg14%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Note: Prep time does not include half hour or more of marinating time.

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  1. I love this particular flavor of La Victoria Salsa…. the mango just brightens up whatever I use it on… why haven’t I thought of using it with chicken? Pinning!

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