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African Mango Seasoned Chicken Marinade

Idyani Zabwino African Mango Seasoned Chicken Using Mango Beer Marinade
Marinated grilled chicken is easy to make starting with a marinade full of flavor from ginger beer and mango. Idyani Zabwino means eat good in the African Chichewa language. This simple beer mango marinade is better than grilled beer can chicken.

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African Mango Seasoned Chicken

Serves 8

Ingredients
2 ripe mangoes peeled, seeded, and cubed
1 cup ginger beer from your local grocery store

Directions
In a blender add mangoes and puree. Place all ingredients in covered bowl. Seal bowl, and shake vigorously to mix. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. To serve, toss with salad greens and sprinkle with raw walnuts. To marinate chicken, in a sealed plastic bag add chicken and mango beer puree and refrigerate overnight.
 
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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.