Chicken, Prawn and Mango Curry

Dinner | February 29, 2016 | By

Chicken, Prawn and Mango Curry

Chicken, Prawn and Mango Curry
Buckled up in the backseat, the journey would be a long one, or so it would seem to me as a child. I used to look forward to these visits down to my Grandfather’s house. He lived by the sea in a little town called Killough, near Downpatrick, where my Mother grew up. Over the years I’ve heard many stories from her youth and the places associated with them. I know the steep path she and her Sister used to climb to visit my Great-granny. I know the street where my Dad first clocked eyes at my Mum crossing the road to go to the cinema where she worked (41 years on and it’s still there) and of course, where Saint Patrick is buried. My Grandfather used to be a Fisherman and the one memory that stands out to me is eating the fresh prawns that he had caught. I’ve always loved prawns from then and anytime I cook with them, I’m taken back to that little seaside town. 


This recipe is a take on the one Mum used to make, when we returned with a huge bag full of prawns. We were used to eating a diverse range of foods and although my Dad was the real cook in the family, Mum’s dinners where always great and much better than she thought! I really miss Mum’s food (she does zero cooking now) that’s why I often try to re-create her meals. Chicken and prawn curry was our introduction to Indian food: very mild but full of flavour. Mum used chicken stock but I’ve replaced that with coconut milk. Having recently peeled, chopped and frozen mango that was going too soft and I didn’t want to waste it, I added it in too. I love mangoes in smoothies and now in curries! 

Chicken, Prawn and Mango Curry
Serves 4
Introduce the family to curry with this mild and flavoursome chicken and prawn dish.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 onion
  3. 2 cloves garlic
  4. 2 tsp grated ginger
  5. 1 tsp ground coriander
  6. 1 tsp ground cumin
  7. 1 tsp ground turmeric
  8. 350g frozen prawnsโ€จ, defrosted
  9. 1 can coconut milk
  10. juice 1/2 lime (optional)
  11. 350g frozen mango chunks
  12. 250g cooked chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
  13. a handul of baby spinach
  1. Heat the oil in a pan on a medium heat and then add the onion, garlic, ginger and spices. Cook until they become translucent. Around 6-7 minutes.
  2. Stir in the prawns, making sure they all get coated in the spices then pour in the coconut milk, juice of 1/2 lime and the mango chunks. Simmer for 5 - 10 minutes. A few minutes before the end of cooking, add in the cooked chicken and baby spinach. Stir to make sure it's all fully incorporated.
  3. Serve with naan bread and rice.
  1. If you don't have leftover chicken, you can easily pan-fry some chicken breasts and add them.
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 Chicken, Prawn and Mango Curry


Link up your recipe of the week


As this recipe includes mango that was near the end of its life, I’m adding this to the #CreditCrunchMunch link up, which this month is hosted by Travel By Taste and run by Fab Food 4 All and Fuss Free Flavours

InhertFoodLinkyAlso linking up to Inheritance Recipes ran by Pebble Soup and Coffee and Vanilla

For more chicken curry inspiration, check out these fab recipes from fellow food bloggers:

Slow Cooker Chicken Pasanda – BakingQueen74

Chicken and Spinach Curry – Jo’s Kitchen 

Low fat Chicken Korma – Supper in the Suburbs

Chicken Tikka Masala – Foodie Quine

Chicken, Coconut & Tomato Curry – My Fussy Eater

Chicken Curry – Fab Food 4 All 

Chicken Curry – aka Chicken Rendang – Recipes From A Pantry

Chicken Curry, Jeera Rice And A Cooling Yoghurt – Travels For Taste

Glenisk Chicken Curry – Simply Homemade

Thai Red Chicken Curry – A Cookbook Collection

Chicken and Mixed Bean Curry – Aimee’s Appetite

Chicken Vindaloo – The Bicycle Thief


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    Pebble Soup
    March 21, 2016

    What lovely family story. My dad was the cook in the family too with the slight difference that my mum never cooked ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for including this recipe in our inheritancerecipes

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      Sarah Montgomery
      March 23, 2016

      Thank you. I love the memories attached to food. Haha – my Mum literally only cooked when she had too – she hates it! I’m so much more like my Dad when it comes to food!

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    March 12, 2016

    What a lovely recipe and memories! Thank you for sharing it with Inheritance Recipes.

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    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
    March 8, 2016

    Oh I bet those fresher than fresh prawns tasted so amazing. I also love the use of the frozen mango, what a wonderful curry. Thanks for sharing with #creditcrunchmunch

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    Celeste Choi
    March 2, 2016

    Wow! This looks yum yum for me tum tum. Thanks for sharing. I stumbled it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    March 2, 2016

    Yumm, I’ll definitely be trying this recipe. I love savory dishes with mango.

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    March 1, 2016

    Ooooh this curry sounds so good! I never think of adding prawn to a chicken curry, I will have to add some next time. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    March 1, 2016

    Wow! Such memories from those trips to grandpa’s house. And this is such a divine dish to associate those memories to. Anything with prawns and tropical flavors, such as mango, is tops in my book.

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    aimees appetite
    March 1, 2016

    Lovely blog Sarah … Much <3 for the link!! I love to add pineapple to mine but must try mango next time…

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    March 1, 2016

    This looks delicious Sarah! Thank you so much for the link.

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    February 29, 2016

    and oh yes, silly me forgot toThank You for linking up to my ‘hand me down’ chicken curry recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    February 29, 2016

    Loved reading your post, such beautiful memories. I really like your curry recipe its simple , wholesome and sounds filling – nothing better!

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    Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
    February 29, 2016

    Wow what wonderful memories you have! I bet this dish tastes all the more delicious for the memories and love that go into it. I’m a huge fan of a chicken curry at the best of times but prawns and mango make it sound utterly divine! Great post!

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      Sarah Montgomery
      February 29, 2016

      It does, Emma. I love how food can do that. Kinda keeps the person alive – I imagine my grandad’s still there, you know? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lucy @ BakingQueen74
    February 29, 2016

    Mmm, your curry looks delicious! I bet it has an almost tropical flavour with the prawns, mango and coconut milk. Pinning!

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    February 29, 2016

    Ooh I’ve never tried adding mango to a curry, what a good idea! I bet it cooks right down into the sauce and makes it really tasty.

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    February 29, 2016

    This looks and sounds delicious Sarah. There is a nothing as nice as a homemade curry ๐Ÿ™‚
    Many thanks for including a link to mine!

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