Sticky chicken with mango couscous

Sticky chicken with mango couscous

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
A great source of iron and vitamin C, low fat and counts as 1 of 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal369
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre3g
  • protein35g
  • salt0.43g
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  • 1 large mango
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 heaped tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 250g couscous



    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 3 tbsp thick-cut marmalade
  • 4 tsp grainy mustard



    A condiment made by mixing the ground seeds of the mustard plant with a combination of…

  • 4 chicken breasts, each sliced into 3-4 strips


  1. Heat the grill to high. Peel and dice the mango, toss with most of the spring onions, and the cumin and rice vinegar, then set aside. Put the couscous in a large heatproof bowl, pour over 400ml boiling water, then cover with cling film and set aside.

  2. Mix together the marmalade and mustard. Lay the chicken strips in a roasting tin, then brush over half of the marmalade glaze. Grill for 4-5 mins, then turn the chicken over and brush with the remaining glaze. Grill for a further 4-5 mins until the chicken is cooked through and the glaze is bubbling. The couscous should then be ready. Stir in the mango mixture and serve with the hot chicken strips and the remaining spring onions sprinkled over.

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5th Nov, 2018
Sounds weird to some, but tried this yesterday subtituting the couscous with pasta... (I have made it with couscous before). Oddly works in my opinion. I'm trying to bulk up generally, so a chicken and pasta combo is always good for me. Thought it might be dry, but the marmalade and mustard glaze definitely provided enough 'sauce'.
23rd Dec, 2014
Second time I've ever cooked for the family, went well-ish. I'm 24 so yes I am ashamed of my lack of cooking experience and etc. but yes I just wish to express that as a complete beginner it would have been nice if certain things were clarified... TYPO ALERT: Notice in the ingredients list you say: "3 tbsp white wine vinegar" but in the recipe "rice vinegar". This is the second typo I've had to rage about on this website.
23rd Dec, 2014
I want to announce a typo in tip 2/2 which did annoy and confuse me: the tip titled "swapping the chicken..." actually tells you to swap the marmelade instead of chicken, well what do you mean swap the marmelade for some chipotles????! Feel free to delete this comment after you fix the typo.
8th Sep, 2014
Loved this dish, felt a little wary after some of the comments were a bit negative but all was fine! I used a very cheap marmalade and I think it needs something more robust as the marinade just melted instead of caramelised but the flavour of the mango, spring onions and the vinegar, was really light and refreshing. I didn't use any stock with my couscous but I did season it really well with lemon juice and salt and pepper. Definitely do it again.
23rd Jul, 2013
Very good
17th Apr, 2013
Good recipe which we enjoyed. However, for my taste, next time I'll use less mango and add something more savoury like garlic to balance the slightly too fruitiness of the overall dish.
23rd Jun, 2012
This is a family favourite - made it from the original magazine recipe and have returned to it frequently since with either the sausages or the chicken. Having it tonight with sausages - yum!
11th Feb, 2012
Really quick and simple to make and tastes great.
23rd May, 2011
Not great at all, maybe my mango wasn't ripe enough? And mustard and marmalade... they just don't work great together as far as I'm concerned. My first Good Food Fail!
15th Mar, 2011
Absolutely delicious! Full of flavour & healthy, will def become a family favourite


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