Crispy Roasted Chicken Thighs with Chipotle-Coconut Sauce and Black Bean-Mango Salad

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 24, 2024

Indulge in a culinary masterpiece that blends the warmth of chipotle with the exotic sweetness of coconut and mango. This recipe is designed to take your taste buds on an adventure, balancing the richness of crispy roasted chicken with the refreshing zest of a black bean-mango salad. Perfect for a cozy dinner or a special gathering, this dish is sure to impress.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 4

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Chipotle-Coconut Sauce:

  • 1 can (400 ml) coconut milk
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt, to taste

For the Black Bean-Mango Salad:

  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Chicken:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, skin-side down, and cook until the skin is golden brown and crispy, about 6-7 minutes.
  4. Flip the chicken thighs and transfer the skillet to the preheated oven. Roast until the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165°F), about 25-30 minutes.

Chipotle-Coconut Sauce:

  1. While the chicken is roasting, combine coconut milk, chipotle peppers, garlic, and honey in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. Season with salt to taste.

Black Bean-Mango Salad:

  1. In a large bowl, combine black beans, mango, red bell pepper, red onion, and cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

Nutritional Info

NutrientAmount per Serving
Calories640 kcal
Total Fat35 g
Saturated Fat15 g
Cholesterol130 mg
Sodium850 mg
Total Carbohydrates45 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Sugars18 g
Protein35 g

This Crispy Roasted Chicken Thighs with Chipotle-Coconut Sauce and Black Bean-Mango Salad is not just a dish; it’s a delightful journey for your palate. Enjoy the interplay of flavors and the satisfaction of a home-cooked, balanced meal!