Chef Noel Cunningham Mango Coconut Baked Chicken with a Hint of Curry

“There’s something about the combination of mango and coconut that just works.”Chef Noel Cunningham, Cuisine by Noel  


6 chicken thighs bone-in, skin on

1 Tbsp. curry powder

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2 stalks fresh thyme and scallion, chopped

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Sauce:

1 cup roughly chopped mango

1 cup coconut milk

1 medium onion

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tsp. ginger chopped

2 tsp. curry powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Marinate chicken with the first five ingredients. Place chicken in a baking dish skin-side up and put to bake for 25 minutes.

Make the sauce: add the coconut milk and mango to a blender and purée until smooth.

Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and ginger, stirring occasionally until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the curry, cook for another minute. Add the mango coconut purée and simmer for 5 minutes on low heat. Remove from heat and set aside.

When chicken is almost ready pour the mango-coconut sauce over the chicken and leave to cook for an additional 5 minutes. If desired, serve on a bed of rice.

Recipe first Published by the Jamaica Gleaner.


  • Chef Noel Cunningham

    Chef Noel Cunningham, socially known as Chef Cunny, is the dynamic force behind his catering company, Cuisine by Noel and columnist at cooking sense magazine. His philosophy and passion are reflected in his move towards creating healthier cuisine along with showcasing Jamaican cuisine with a modern twist. He recently appeared twice on CTV Winnipeg’s Morning Live, Kiss102.3fm, and was featured in the November 2015 and March 2016 issue of Jamaican Eats magazine. In the last 12 months, he was also featured in the Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica Observer and the Jamaican magazine. If that isn’t enough, he has under his belt many television appearances on Jamaica’s CVM TV: Television Jamaica’s morning program Smile Jamaica, Entertainment Report, Intense, Nyammings cooking show and Talk Jamaica Online Radio.

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