This recipe is great for meal prep. Divide the salsa, rice and chicken among 4 food-storage containers and you've got 4 days of ready-made meals in your fridge.

Devon O'Brien
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2020


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Combine coconut milk, rice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 45 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine 1 tablespoon oil, chili powder, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Place chicken on a rimmed baking sheet and rub with the spice mixture. Bake, flipping once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes. Let rest for 15 minutes, then slice or chop.

  • Combine mango, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Serve the chicken and salsa with the rice.


To Make Ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Tip: The classic green-and-red-skinned Tommy Atkins mango is available year-round, but in the U.S., spring and summer is peak season for most other varieties. For a sweet mango with no fibers, try a golden Champagne (aka Ataulfo or Honey), which are at their best in May.

Nutrition Facts

478.3 calories; protein 29.4g 59% DV; carbohydrates 50.4g 16% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 5.3g 21% DV; sugars 14g; fat 17.9g 28% DV; saturated fat 7.1g 35% DV; cholesterol 62.7mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 3130.3IU 63% DV; vitamin c 119.6mg 199% DV; folate 83.5mcg 21% DV; calcium 46.3mg 5% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 84.4mg 30% DV; potassium 653.7mg 18% DV; sodium 545.8mg 22% DV.