RECIPE: Portuguese Chicken Skewers With Saute Chilli Calypso® Mango

13 November 2018

Looking for something deliciously different for dinner? The whole family will love these chicken skewers!

Try to find Calypso Mangos for the Saute Chilli Mango - they have a smaller seed so you get more fruit, and the fruit is firmer so the mango slices easier and holds its shape when heated.  

Serves: 4 as main
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 24 mins


  • 800g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs Portuguese spice mix
  • ¼ cup oregano leaves


  • 2 Calypso® Mangoes, peeled, diced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large limes, juiced
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 long red chilli, seeds in, finely chopped
  • 4 green shallots, thinly sliced


  • Cut the chicken into 2cm pieces. Combine the oil and spice mix in a large bowl. Add the chicken and oregano. Stir to coat. Thread chicken onto 8 skewers. Cover and refrigerate while making the saute chilli mango.
  • Pour sugar into a non-stick frying pan. Place over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until melted and deep golden colour. Remove from heat, add combined lime juice, fish sauce and water (be careful mixture may spit). Return to heat and cook, stirring over medium heat until the toffee dissolves and syrup is smooth. Bring to the boil, boil gently 5-8 minutes until syrup thickens, stir in the chilli. Add the mango and toss gently until mango well coated. Remove from the heat, scatter over the green shallots.
  • Preheat barbecue plate or grill over medium high heat until hot. Barbecue chicken skewers for 10 minutes, turning often until cooked through. Serve with saute chilli mango.

Serving suggestion: Delicious served over steamed long grain rice.


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