Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa | via @dipyourtoesin

With this final recipe in our #EatDiverse campaign, we leveraged Chef Watson to create our newest Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa recipe.

It was Brazilian lyricist and novelist, Paulo Coelho, author of one of our favourite books (The Alchemist) who said, “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.”

To celebrate Brazil and reflect upon the eventful memories that Rio provided the world over the last three weeks, as well as look forward to more sporting memories over the next few weeks, we decided to invite some London based foodies to join us for an #EatDiverse dinner at our house. Hosting a food event, no matter how small, is great fun but not without its pressures. There are usually a hundred things to worry about including: menu creation, food and drink pairing, dietary restrictions, timing and setting up.

In the past two weeks, we’ve increasingly become reliant on IBM’s Chef Watson for new recipe ideas. With its extensive knowledgebase of well researched ingredients, flavour combinations and recipes, it made sense to leverage the platform for our dinner event. We’ve explored the fusion of British, African, and Caribbean cuisine in our Plantain Poached Egg recipe, traveled to Brazil with our South American themed Taco Rio with Cacao Black Bean Dip, and explored Asian, African, European, and Latin favours in our Seafood Coconut Soup with Plantain Bruschetta & Ginger Pesto recipes. The overall goal was to summarise our Chef Watson experience through dishes that incorporated a few of our favourite ingredients like mango and plantain, whilst trying plenty of new ideas as well. 

Chef Watson recipes by @dipyourtoesin

We wanted to create a simple yet healthy menu that would cater to both our vegetarian and non-vegetarian guests. For the vegetarian (and dairy free) option, we employed Chef Watson’s cognitive cooking approach to create a Seafood Coconut Soup, Plantain Bruschetta and Ginger Pesto.

Seafood Coconut Soup With Plantain Bruschetta and Ginger Pesto, via Chef Watson | by @dipyourtoesin

However, as we had non-vegetarians attending our event, we needed some meat. We chose a popular classic…chicken! Grilled, fried, roasted or barbecued, no matter how many ways you prepare it, chicken is always a winner. With Chef Watson inspiring our creativity, it was easy to give classic chicken a tropical twist.

We entered the search term ‘chicken’ into Chef Watson and were presented with a number of options. The most interesting was a Caribbean grilled chicken breast recipe. We liked the idea of chicken breast, as white meat is known for its leanness and is consistent with our #EatDiverse theme promoting healthy eating.

Chef Watson Caribbean Chicken Grilled

However, the recipe called for the chicken breast to be marinated in orange juice. This was not something we had tried before. We typically like our chicken to be hot and spicy and thought that the infusion of citrus flavours might dampen some of that heat; but the idea sounded interesting and so we saved that recipe.

In keeping with the Brazil’s tropical, South American theme, we needed some colour to go with the chicken. We used Chef Watson’s ‘choose a dish’ function to search for ideas and selected ‘salsa’. A range of recipe ideas were presented. Eventually, after tweaking the ingredient suggestions, we settled on a colourful mango salsa, which was an adaptation from the peach salsa in our Taco Rio recipe.

Chef Watson Salsa recipe ideas

The result is this Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa recipe. Despite some unforeseen logistical challenges on the day, the dinner food went down well with our guests. Find out what foodies, Elle Linton and Alicia Lewis had to say about our cognitive cooking dinner in the video below.

In three easy steps, Chef Watson allowed us to tap, innovate and create a simple recipe that looked and tasted great. Paulo Coelho was right…“It is the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.”

To use Chef Watson to create your own unique recipes, please visit IBM Chef Watson.

 

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Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa | via @dipyourtoesin

Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa | via @dipyourtoesin
Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa
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Print Recipe
This vibrant recipe is easy to make, and adds a wow factor to any dinner table! We mention to cook chicken in your preferred method, as every stove and grill is different. If baking chicken first, make sure there is at least 1in of moisture in the baking dish. If solely grilling chicken, make sure not to over char the flesh.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 1 hour
Cook Time
50 min
Servings Prep Time
6 people 1 hour
Cook Time
50 min
Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa | via @dipyourtoesin
Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa
Yum
Print Recipe
This vibrant recipe is easy to make, and adds a wow factor to any dinner table! We mention to cook chicken in your preferred method, as every stove and grill is different. If baking chicken first, make sure there is at least 1in of moisture in the baking dish. If solely grilling chicken, make sure not to over char the flesh.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 1 hour
Cook Time
50 min
Servings Prep Time
6 people 1 hour
Cook Time
50 min
Ingredients
Grilled Chicken
Servings: people
Instructions
Grilled Orange Chicken
  1. Whisk 3 cups of orange juice, lime juice, grated ginger, minced garlic, and smoked paprika together.
  2. Sprinkle cleaned chicken breasts with sea salt & black pepper, and put into a ziploc bag. Pour in orange juice mixture, close bag, and make sure to coat the chicken with the marinade. Place in fridge for at least one hour (overnight is better).
  3. Grill chicken using your preferred method. We choose to bake chicken in covered dish for 35 min (gas oven on 175°C), making sure to pour remaining marinade in the bag over the chicken. We then grilled the chicken on our cast iron stovetop grill to give it a bit of char on the outside. Chicken can just as easily be grilled on a gas or charcoal grill. *Work on salsa while chicken is cooking.
    Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa | via @dipyourtoesin
  4. Plate Chicken, and top with mango salsa! Enjoy!
    Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa | via @dipyourtoesin
Mango Salsa
  1. Combine chopped mango, onion, lime juice, olive oil, and chilli into a bowl, and mix.
  2. Add chopped coriander last, and season with sea salt & black pepper to taste.
  3. Top chicken with salsa, and enjoy!
    Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa | via @dipyourtoesin
Recipe Notes

 

HDYTI Rating:We've awarded this recipe a gold! Our champion Chef Watson has racked up two silvers and two golds. Chicken is always a winner!

Disclaimer: This post, and the #EatDiverse campaign is sponsored by IBM in partnership with HDYTI. However, all opinions are our own.

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