Mango Marinade Recipe for Chicken, Beef, or Pork

This mango marinade recipe is bright, sweet, and herby – it’s great for marinading chicken, pork tenderloin, or beef for a flavorful dinner. This marinade takes 5 minutes to get together, and gives meats a delicious hint of sweetness and acidity.

Add all the marinade ingredients together into a plastic bag or a bowl, add your protein, and let the flavors mix and meld. This tangy marinade is a great way to use fresh or frozen mango, and add a little sweetness to your next savory dish.

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This mango marinade will take any meat you cook to the next level! Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits, and are a great addition to the dinner table.

Make this marinade the next time you’re grilling or roasting to give your meats a nice smoky and sweet flavor. By marinating meat a few hours (or even overnight) you get a chance to include some great taste in each bite.

This Mango Marinade Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Sweet
  • Fresh
  • Tangy
  • Herby
  • Easy to Make
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A Flavorful Marinade with Fruit!

Mangoes make a fantastic addition to this tasty sweet marinade. I love adding a few similar elements to all my marinades: an acid (lime juice), some savory spices (garlic and onion powders), some heat (red chili flakes), and a bit of sweetness (from the mango).

Marinates can also break down the meat and get flavor inside the meat, instead of just on top. Acids are especially good to breaking down the meat to make it more tender. Use this easy mango marinade on chicken recipes, beef, and pork – or any protein if your choice.

What’s In This Mango Marinade Recipe?

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  • Mango – fresh, ripe mangoes (or frozen!) work great for this recipe. If you can’t find mangoes, you can use mango nectar or juice instead.
  • Limes – fresh works best, but bottled lime juice could also be used.
  • Onion Powder: adds a delicious and savory flavor to this dish as well, and the onion powder pairs nicely with the onion.
  • Garlic Powder: Also a major pantry staple ingredient that gets used in our house daily! I love this garlic powder and add it to a lot of recipes that I would use fresh garlic in too.
  • Red Chili Flakes: for a little heat! I like to add a few shakes to this marinade to give this dish a nice complex depth of flavor.
  • Salt
  • Cilantro – I love the flavor of cilantro, especially when combined with lime juice and mango. If you don’t like cilantro, fresh parsley works prefect!
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How Do I Make Marinade with Mangoes?

  1. Take a plastic baggie (with a closeable top), or a large bowl and add your protein. Add the chopped mango, lime juice, onion powder, chili powder, chili flakes, salt, and cilantro to the bag.
  2. Top with water, just enough to cover the protein. Stir until all ingredients are combined and cover the protein. Close the bag or seal bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for minimum 4 hours (preferably overnight).
  3. Before cooking the protein. drain the liquid from the marinade (you can choose to keep the mango chunks or discard).

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Mango Marinade

Kelly, ModernBites.com
This mango marinade recipe is bright, sweet, and herby – it’s great for marinading chicken, pork tenderloin, or beef for a flavorful dinner. This marinade takes 5 minutes to get together, and gives meats a delicious hint of sweetness and acidity.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Marinade
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 55 kcal

Equipment

  • Plastic Bag
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Plastic Wrap

Ingredients
  

  • 1 mango finely chopped
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cilantro * chopped

Instructions
 

  • Take a plastic baggie (with a closeable top), or a large bowl and add your protein. Add the chopped mango, lime juice, onion powder, chili powder, chili flakes, salt, and cilantro to the bag.
  • Top with water, just enough to cover the protein. Stir until all ingredients are combined and cover the protein. Close the bag or seal bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for minimum 4 hours (preferably overnight).
  • Before cooking the protein. drain the liquid from the marinade (you can choose to keep the mango chunks or discard).

Notes

  • If you don’t like the flavor of cilantro, you can use chopped parsley instead.

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Nutrition

Calories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 588mgPotassium: 175mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 749IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
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