Creamy Chicken and Mango Pasta

    50 minutes

    In an unusual twist chicken, capsicum, onion and rigatoni pasta is joined by mango in a cream sauce. Perfect for a mid-week family dinner.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g uncooked rigatoni or penne pasta
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
    • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
    • 1 onion, sliced and separated into rings
    • 1 green capsicum, cut into thin strips
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
    • 1 mango, peeled, seeded and diced
    • 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream
    • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
    • 4 sprigs fresh parsley, for garnish

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rigatoni pasta then cook for 8 minutes until almost done; drain.
    2. Heat 1/2 the olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Place chicken in the frypan and cook for 10 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove from heat and set aside.
    3. Heat the remaining olive oil in the frypan and cook the onion and green capsicum until tender. Mix in the garlic, ginger and mango then continue to cook and stir 5 minutes or until mango is soft. Gradually mix the cream into the frypan and cook 5 minutes until thickened.
    4. Return the chicken to the frypan. Stir in the partially cooked pasta and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir 2 minutes until ingredients are well blended and pasta is al dente. Mix in the cheese. Garnish with parsley to serve.

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    Great recipe, I exchanged capsicum for green beans and omitted pasta and served with rice, very lovely  -  16 Jan 2015


    We really liked this dish! I only felt that the 8 oz of pasta was a little too much; I think next time I will use close to 6 oz to maximize the creaminess. Also, for people who may have felt it didn't have enough flavor, try using a little extra ginger, a little cayenne pepper, some cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. Adds a little more Thai / Latin American influence. Hearty and reheats really well; we'll be making this again.  -  15 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good blend of flavors. My mango was not still a bit raw, so I would expect it to taste even better with a proper ripe one. I used skim milk to cut down on fat and thickend the sauce with cornstarch.  -  29 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)