Dad’s Easy Cheesy Eggs with Chili Butter.
This colorful Chili Crisp Chicken Mango Cucumber Rice Bowl is full of Thai flavors and so simple. Made with flavorful Thai curry paste and doused in a chili crisp butter sauce. The chicken is cooked until caramelized around the edges then added to bowls of rice. A fresh, bright mango herb salad is spooned overtop for a balance of spicy, sweet, and savory flavor. Altogether, it’s so delicious.
Come late spring, I find the most inspiration from fresh herbs and flowers. The perkiness of their leaves and their bright colors give me so many ideas. Their inspiration is a welcomed change of pace after a very white and cozy winter.
Where we live in Colorado, it’s just barely starting to get green. There’s still a fair chance we’ll get a sprinkling of snow. We had a snowstorm on June 18th a couple of years ago. I’ve even seen it snow after a beautiful warm day on the night of July 4th…you just never know around here. But even the slight glimpse of growth and warmer days has brought me new ideas.
Whole Foods was filled with fresh herbs last week and I snatched up every last one. I had an abundance of fresh basil, cilantro, and mint, and plenty of sweet mangos. So this recipe kind of just built itself.
It turned out to be everything I had pictured in my head and the flavor was better than I’d imagined. Plus, these bowls are the easiest to make. Lots of chopping I guess, but otherwise, simple.
All this to say, I love today’s recipe!
This is my thing, my favorite! Lots of ripe fresh mango, so many fresh herbs, refreshing cucumber, toasted seeds, a little spice from a serrano pepper, and a simple lime dressing.
Just toss everything together in a bowl, no fancy steps.
It’s a little crispy, a little spicy, but simple. Toss it up with some arrowroot or cornstarch to help with the crispiness. Then cook it up with Thai red curry paste and a splash of fish sauce.
You can certainly use tamari or soy sauce too, but I love fish sauce.
And the chili crisp butter, make sure it’s a high-quality grass feed butter for best flavor. I love Straus Organic European butter. Then just cook the garlic and chili flakes in the butter until golden and crisp.
Lots of rice, then the chicken. Spoon the butter over the chicken, then top each bowl with the mango salad.
Enjoy immediately…and that’s it! This takes less than an hour to make and it’s not only delicious but fun! All those fresh herbs really make a difference.
Looking for other quick weeknight dinners? Here are some favorites:
Coconut Popcorn Chicken with Sweet Thai Chili Lime Sauce
30 Minute Sticky Thai Meatballs with Sesame Noodles
Better Than Takeout Sweet Thai Basil Chicken
Lastly, if you make this Chili Crisp Chicken Mango Cucumber Rice Bowl, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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This was SOO yummy and refreshing! I added some purple cabbage and kale for a more filling salad ☺️
Wonderful!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad it was a hit! Happy Memorial Day weekend!🇺🇸
This was so great and easy to sub out items you have in the pantry! I didn’t have the curry paste so I used about half the amount of gochujang sauce and it turned out great! This is also super easy to prep ahead for lunch, going into my rotation for sure!
Happy Wednesday!! Thank you so much for making this recipe and sharing your review, I am so glad it was delish! xT
Do you think this would be good with coconut rice?
Totally, coconut rice would be great! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx
I love this recipe! We always have some salad leftover, and it is so delicious the next day with tuna mixed in.
Wonderful!! I appreciate you making this recipe, I’m so glad it turned out well for you! Have a great weekend:)
I love the flavors but I can’t get the chicken to get crispy. Any tips? I dry it with paper towels before adding the cornstarch.
So glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe! What kind of pan are you using to cook the chicken in? I find I get the best crisp from cast iron and you could always try turning your heat up a touch. I hope this helps! xx
We all loved it. I would add a little more of the red pepper flakes to the sauce – but we like it spicy
The crunch of the sesame seeds on the salad? YUM!
Chicken didn’t get crispy. It had more of a velvety texture but was still delicious.
This is a keeper.
Happy Monday!! So glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a bunch for trying it out! xx
Actually amazing!!! Such a good dish. I did my chicken in the air fryer and added leafy green to my salad.
Fantastic!!🌻 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT
Oh I can’t wait to try this! Looks amazing.
Thanks so much Michelle! I hope you love this recipe! xx
So many of your recipes are so flavorful, clean, and easy! I appreciate what you do!
Thanks so much for your kind message Linda!!
One of the most delicious meals I have ever eaten. I will keep this in my recipe book because it will most likely become a regular item for me! Thank you so much for sharing this delicious and nutritious meal.
Happy Wednesday!! Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was tasty! xx
I make this at least 3 times a month for my kids they love it. Thanks
Happy Friday!😁 Thanks so much for making this recipe so often, I am so glad to hear it always turns out well for you! xx
So flavourful! Great even as left overs!
Wonderful!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was delish!! xx
Delicious w/ so much flavor!
Happy Monday!! I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well! xT
well that was super yummy
Perfect!! I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:) xx