Healthy Slow Cooker Mango Chicken

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Healthy slow cooker mango chicken is made in the slow cooker or Crock Pot, leaving you time to work, play, or be anywhere except standing in your kitchen over a stove top! It’s low in fat and calories, making it Weight Watcher friendly, too.

Please don’t blame me if your family starts begging you to make more slow cooker recipes. I can’t help it, gang. I’ve fallen in love with my slow cooker. It’s too stinkin’ easy to use!

After I started using my Hamilton Beach slow cooker, I realized that slow cookers are not created equal. I really think you’re going to want to own a slow cooker like mine.

The slow cooker I used to own would cook things too quickly! It would get so hot that my meals would end up dry and tasteless by the time I got home from work.

The one I use now has 3 different options for cooking. You can set it to cook by temperature (low or high), by time, or use the meat probe and cook it to what ever temperature you want. That’s been my favorite way to use it. Once the food reaches the desired temperature, the slow cooker puts itself into “keep warm” mode. The food stops cooking, so it won’t dry out. It’s awesome!

This healthy slow cooker mango chicken recipe is made in a slow cooker or Crock Pot. It uses just 5 ingredients (plus spices), is low fat, and Weight Watcher friendly!

The first time I used the probe was when I made Italian beef sandwiches. Talk about tender and falling apart… geez! Brian and I scarfed down a 3 pound roast in 2 days.

At first, I thought the probe could only be used if it was pierced into a piece of meat, but I tried it last week with jalapeno chicken beer cheese soup. As long as the probe doesn’t touch the bottom or sides of the slow cooker, it works perfectly!

That’s why I knew it would be perfect to use with this healthy slow cooker chicken recipe, too.

This healthy slow cooker mango chicken recipe is made in a slow cooker or Crock Pot. It uses just 5 ingredients (plus spices), is low fat, and Weight Watcher friendly!

I put everything into the slow cooker in the morning and left the house to run some errands. When I got home 5 hours later, the desired internal temperature of 175 degrees had been achieved and I was good to shred my chicken! NOTE: Normal safe cooking temperature for chicken is 165 degrees, but in order to be able to shred the chicken easily with a fork, I cook it longer. If you’re making this recipe in a conventional slow cooker that doesn’t have a probe thermometer, just cook it long enough that you don’t see any pink and your chicken shreds easily.

Serve this healthy slow cooker chicken over some cooked whole grain rice, or serve it in flour or corn tortillas for a Caribbean Mexican fusion meal!

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Healthy Slow Cooker Mango Chicken

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 4 hr Yields 4

Chicken, mangoes, sweet bell peppers and corn are seasoned up and slow cooked until tender. Shredded up, this healthy mango chicken recipe is perfect to serve over rice or stuffed into tortillas for a fun Carribean Mexican dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup corn niblets (I used frozen)
  • 2 sweet bell peppers (I used red and green), seeded and diced
  • 2 mangoes, peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 16 ounces (2 cups) mango salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (more if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more if desired)

Directions

  1. Place chicken into bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Add all other ingredients and stir well to combine.
  3. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours, or until no pink remains.
  4. Use two forks to shred chicken.
  5. Serving suggestion: Serve over cooked rice or stuff into flour or corn tortillas and serve as burritos or tacos.
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17 Replies to "Healthy Slow Cooker Mango Chicken"

  • Lisa October 24, 2016 (7:26 pm)

    Tried a variation of this recipe w/o the salsa. Just mangos. Put it in taco shells. Wonderful.

    • Becca October 25, 2016 (7:54 am)

      That sounds terrific, Lisa. I love the taco idea! I’m glad you enjoyed the mango chicken recipe.

  • Karen July 11, 2016 (2:41 pm)

    Have you ever used a turkey thigh for this recipe and wonder how long to cook it for

    • Chef Bec July 11, 2016 (2:55 pm)

      Hi Karen,
      No, I haven’t made the mango chicken with anything other than boneless chicken breasts. However, as long as the turkey thighs are boneless and skinless, and if you only use 2 pounds worth, I think the cooking time listed on the recipe should be just fine. If your turkey thighs weigh more than 2 pounds, or if they’re unusually thick, you may want to add more time. You can tell if they’ve cooked long enough by trying to shred the meat using two forks. If the meat pulls apart easily and you don’t see any pink on the inside of the turkey meat, it has cooked long enough.

      • Karen July 11, 2016 (3:38 pm)

        okay I use bone in turkey thigh

  • Mila March 30, 2015 (5:19 am)

    Very ibs friendly! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • Amanda December 2, 2014 (11:44 am)

    This looks delicious!

  • CakeSpy December 1, 2014 (10:45 pm)

    Slow cookers are being used for such cool recipes lately. Love the flavor combo in this one! Sweet-and-savory. Yum.

    • Chef Becca December 2, 2014 (11:33 am)

      Thanks, Jess… I’m lovin’ the flavor combo, too! Sweet and spicy, for the win!

  • Jennifer December 1, 2014 (8:33 pm)

    I rarely use my slow cooker. I need to use it more and would love to try this recipe.

    • Chef Becca December 2, 2014 (11:34 am)

      I think slow cookers sometimes get a bad rap, Jennifer. If the recipe isn’t written well, it can be so easy to overcook the food! I hope you’ll try this recipe!

  • Sonali- The Foodie Physician December 1, 2014 (5:21 pm)

    I love slow cooker chicken recipes and this one sounds delicious! Mango salsa is such an awesome ingredient!

    • Chef Becca December 2, 2014 (11:34 am)

      Thanks, Sonali! Because I live in the cold midwest, I don’t have much selection of fresh mango, so the mango salsa helps kick up the flavor!

  • Rebecca December 1, 2014 (10:08 am)

    Awesome! I am a huge slow cooker chicken fan! I love the combo with mango! Great flavor!

  • David December 1, 2014 (8:21 am)

    If you keep posting these delicious recipes, I might have to break down and finally get a slow cooker again! This mango chicken looks amazing…and I bet it smells even better when it’s cooking. Thanks for sharing!

    • Chef Becca December 2, 2014 (11:37 am)

      I tried to tell you last month that a slow cooker is a worthwhile investment, Dave. They’re an appliance that gets a bad rap, I think, but they’re SO useful, especially on busy days!

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