15-Minute Mango Lime Chicken with Rice and Beans

15-Minute Mango Lime Chicken with Rice and Beans – EASY, healthy, and the mango sauce spiked with lime juice is SO tasty!! You can’t go wrong with Mexican-inspired flavors, JUICY chicken, and rice and beans!!

This recipe is so easy, healthy, ready in under 20 minutes, and naturally gluten-free.

How To Make The Mango Sauce

Tender pieces of chicken are simmered in an easy yet super flavorful mango sauce that’s spiked with lime juice, garlic, brown sugar, and a pinch of cayenne if you like the heat.

Fresh mango always tastes best but you can cheat if you have to and use frozen mango that you thaw and drain off the water.

The sauce made in 1 minute in your food processor or high speed blender. So easy but so much flavor. The sweet mango is perfectly offset by the lime juice and I use this sauce in so many other ways.

What Else Can I Do With Mango Sauce

The sauce also makes a great chicken marinade or just eat it as a dip with tortilla chips. Yum.

The flavors in the sauce mellow and marry in the skillet. So if you like it straight from the blender you’re going to love it after it’s been cooked for a few minutes. I could even see adding red curry paste and coconut milk and making a Thai-inspired curry but that’s a whole other direction but a good one.

The chicken stays so juicy and moist thanks to the mango sauce.

What To Serve With The Chicken

I served the chicken with rice, black beans, and garnished everything with fresh cilantro. I used precooked rice to save time but you can make it from scratch or sub with quinoa, couscous, or another favorite grain.

You can also skip the rice and beans and go in the direction of a nice fresh salad with lots of veggies if you prefer. I think this Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad would be a great pairing.



Yield: serves 4

15-Minute Mango Lime Chicken with Rice and Beans

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

15-Minute Mango Lime Chicken with Rice and Beans - EASY, healthy, and the mango sauce spiked with lime juice is SO tasty!! You can’t go wrong with Mexican-inspired flavors, JUICY chicken, and rice and beans!!


  • one large or extra-large fresh mango, peeled and diced into chunks or about 1 cup frozen mango, thawed and drained
  • about 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided or as needed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • pinch cayenne pepper, optional and to taste
  • 1 to 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into bite sized pieces
  • salt and pepper for seasoning chicken
  • one 8.8-ounce package precooked rice
  • one 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (I used low-salt)
  • fresh cilantro, for garnishing


  1. To the canister of a food processor fitted with the S-blade or high speed blender add the mango, about 4 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, brown sugar, garlic, salt, pepper, optional cayenne pepper, and mix on high speed until smooth and emulsified. If necessary, add additional oil to get things moving in the food processor and until sauce comes together in a thick but pourable consistency. Taste and make any necessary seasoning adjustments if desired; set sauce aside.
  2. To a large skillet, add 2 tablespoons olive oil, chicken, season evenly with salt and pepper, and cook over medium-high heat for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Stir and flip intermittently to ensure even cooking.
  3. After chicken is cooked through, reduce the heat to medium-low, and evenly drizzle as much mango sauce as desired over the chicken (you may have extra that you can save for another use or discard or reserve for drizzling over food when serving), stir to coat evenly, and simmer gently for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet and evenly divide the chicken, rice, and beans between the serving bowls.
  5. Add additional mango sauce over the rice and beans or chicken, if desired. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately. Recipe is best fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Adapted from 20-Minute Cilantro Chicken with Rice and Beans

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 691Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 1178mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 11gSugar: 20gProtein: 60g

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