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Dinner Tonight: Pan-Fried Mango Chicken

As Jaden Hair in The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook admits in the intro, she adapted the pan-frying technique used here from Nigel Slater, a great cookbook author from England. The chicken is cooked skin-side down over high-heat until browned, and then the pan is covered and the heat turned to medium-low. The slow-cooking leaves the meat incredibly tender and flavorful. I initially worried that the sauce—made with curry powder, chopped mango, fresh mint, and rice vinegar—would be a little too sweet. Instead, it's restrained and a perfect complement to the meat. More

Sauced: Sweet Mango Chutney

Chutney has become a catch-all word for South Asian condiments. They come in all flavors, textures, and consistencies, although, at least for myself, when I hear "chutney" I'm usually thinking of a sweet, saucy pickled fruit or vegetable condiment, which is exactly what sweet mango chutney is. More

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