Mango Barbecue Chicken Sandwich

IngredientsChicken, Mango
Menu PartSandwich/Wrap
Cuisine TypeAmerican
Mango BBQ chicken sandwich

Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, N.Y.

Take a detour from the ever-popular fried chicken sandwich with this barbecue version. It starts with leftover roast chicken for easy execution, which is tossed with a house-made sauce that combines mango with ginger, maple syrup, and chipotles for a little heat. A crisp slaw tops off the sandwich.


Mango BBQ Sauce & Chicken

1 tbsp. canola oil

½ cup diced onions

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp. minced or grated ginger

2 cups peeled, chopped ripe mango

½ cup ketchup

¼ cup dark brown sugar

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup cider vinegar

2 tbsp. molasses

1 tbsp. chipotle en adobo

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 lb. roasted chicken, in ½-in. pieces

½ cup diced ripe mango

Mango Cabbage Slaw

4 cups thinly sliced cabbage

1 cup grated carrots

2 cups medium-ripe mango, peeled and julienne

¼ cup sliced green onions

¼ cup julienned red onion, rinsed and drained

3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp. cider vinegar

1 tsp. agave syrup

Pinch cayenne

4 burger buns


  1. For Mango BBQ sauce, heat a saucepot over medium heat. Add oil and onions; cook until onions are slightly caramelized and soft.
  2. Add garlic and ginger; cook until aromatic. Add mango, ketchup, brown sugar, syrup, vinegar, molasses, chipotle, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low and cook until mangos are soft and tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Puree the sauce with a hand blender and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and vinegar.
  4. For Mango Cabbage Slaw, combine cabbage, carrots, julienne mango, green onions, red onion and pinch of salt in large bowl. In medium bowl, combine oil, cider vinegar, agave and cayenne; season with salt and pepper. Add to cabbage mixture and gently mix. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  5. To assemble, combine chicken and a couple of spoonfuls of mango BBQ sauce in a sauté pan. Warm over medium heat. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Just prior to serving, gently stir in diced mangos.
  6. Toast buns. Place a spoonful of chicken mixture on bottom bun; top with slaw. Cover with top bun.

Photo courtesy of National Mango Board

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