Mango and Yogourt Chicken Marinade

Mango Yogourt ChickenI got this recipe from the peel off top of my Astro yogourt container, tried it and love it! So I thought I’d pass it along. Normally I just whip the peel-offs into the garbage but I guess I was a bit slower this morning and actually noticed the recipe.

The marinade can be used with Chicken, Seafood, or Pork Tenderloin.

1 cup plain yogourt (whichever percentage you like – I used the Balkan Style which is 6%)
1/2 cup peeled and diced mango
1/3 cup mango juice
2 tbsp fresh mint leaves
1 tsp mustard powder (I used mustard because I didn’t have the powder)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp honey

Throw all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth! Pour over the meat or seafood and let marinade for up to 2 hours. Then bake or grill.


Last night I went to grill the chicken on the BBQ and naturally it ran out of gas. So I had to resort to plan B. I decided instead to saute the chicken in a mixture of butter and olive oil as follows:

Heat a tablespoon of butter in a hot pan (medium-high heat) and cook the butter until it is a rich nut colour. Add some olive oil (I didn’t measure, I just drizzled some in) and then add the chicken and some of the marinade. I cooked it for about 5 minutes on one side, turned it over and added the rest of the marinade and cooked it another 5 minutes. After 10 minutes or so, it was still in need of cooking and fortunately the BBQ was gassed up again so I grilled them for about another 5 minutes. Just check to see if they’re cooked through but don’t dry them out.

I served mine with grilled zucchini fresh from my garden! YUM!! I hope you enjoy it!

(If you have extra marinade you can store it in an air-tight container.)



13 thoughts on “Mango and Yogourt Chicken Marinade

  1. It’s either we are on the same wavelength or the world is being invaded by chicken and we’re getting back at them.

    That you got your recipe from a yogurt container top-off isn’t that unusual. But the way you told the story… that made all the difference and put a huge smile on my face.

    Thank you for a lovely post. I need to try your chicken soon, with mango no less and a dip of yogurt.


  2. Definitely a recipe worth keeping. And with the gargantuan zucchini (the product of being away on vacation for three weeks) a meal to remember. Even the kids ate it all (with some coaxing).

    If only the wasp hadn’t landed in my glass of wine ;-).


  3. Sounds good! Can’t believe you’re grilling with gas and not charcoal though! I actually remember as a child the ‘Blue Peter book of gorgeous grub’ had a similar recipe.


  4. Sounds good and looks wonderful. A recipe worth to try!
    My mom uses to keep those recipes, but seldom cooks them. I guess I will tell her your story in order to make those kept-in-a-drawer recipes useful.
    Have a great day!


    1. Hi Gabriela!! Thanks for dropping by. These recipes on boxes and lids, etc. aren’t always good but sometimes you get lucky!! Let us know if your mom comes across a treasure!! 🙂


  5. That looks and sounds SOOOO yummy!! I am a big mango-lover … never mind if the real thing or as juice – I am crazy about it the taste! And then to combine it with joghurt and mustard sounds interesting – you can bet I will try it out! I don’t have fresh mint leaves here .. I assume I can use dried ones as well, right?

    When I was in Calcutta/India in 1981, I literally lived from, among other fruit, bananas and mangos … everything one could peel and were sure it was clean! Despite this precautions though I caught a tummy bug which awfully pestered me for a few days.

    Thanks so much for this great recipe … and a wonderful post! 🙂


    1. Hi Karin!! Yes, I think you could use dried mint! I always do that in the winter when I can’t get it from my garden. Mango is extremely yummy, I agree, and I know it sounds surprising that it would go with mustard…but to be honest, I didn’t really notice the mustard taste but I suppose it just made it a bit more tangy. Anyway, if you try it, let me know how you like it!! Its great to see you here!! 😀


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