Sriracha-glazed Chicken With Mango Avocado Salsa

It's a tropical dish with a spicy twist that you'll want to make over and over again throughout the spring and summer.

Sriracha-glazed Chicken With Mango Avocado Salsa
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Sriracha may not be the food craze it once was, but it’s just as flavor-packed as ever, so you’ve got every right to continue to drown your food in the stuff.

But Sriracha isn’t just a great condiment, it can also be used as a base for a fantastically spicy glaze. Case in point: this Caribbean-inspired, Sriracha-glazed chicken served with a refreshingly sweet mango and avocado salsa. Baste a few fresh chicken breasts in the easy-to-assemble glaze, heat up the grill, and you’ve got the perfect summer barbecue dish. 

Recipe and photo courtesy Michelle Goth of Blackberry Babe.

  • 12 oz. fresh chicken breast (about three small breasts)
  • 3 Tbsp Sriracha
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • For the salsa:
  • 2 cups mango, diced
  • 1 cup avocado, diced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp red onion, finely diced (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

In a small bowl, add Sriracha, lime juice, honey, and garlic powder. Whisk to combine, set aside. Pat chicken breast dry with a paper towel and place on oiled grill grates over high heat for 3-4 minutes each side. Before turning, baste with sriracha glaze. When the breasts reach 160°F, remove from grill and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine mango, avocado, lime juice, onion (optional), and salt and pepper in a medium-size bowl. Stir well, and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Serve chicken breasts topped with salsa, drizzle any remaining glaze over the top.