Rashad Jennings is a winner on the field and in the kitchen!
1 pound chicken breasts (bone-in, skin-on)
1 pound chicken thighs (bone-in, skin-on)
4 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
MANGO BBQ SAUCE:
1/2 cup green bell peppers (small dice)
1/2 cup red bell peppers (small dice)
1/4 cup red onion (small dice)
3 tablespoons garlic (peeled, minced)
2 tablespoons ginger (peeled, grated)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons ground coriander
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup mango (peeled, pitted, small dice)
2 ounces habanero (seeded, small dice, about 5 peppers)
1 cup mango puree
4 tablespoons arrowroot flour
1/4 cup water (warmed)
3 tablespoons cilantro (chiffonade)
Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
For Grilled Chicken: Season chicken breasts and thighs with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper. Place chicken on the grill, skin side down and close the lid, cooking until charred, about 6 to 8 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes, or until internal temperature has reached 165ºF. Remove the chicken from the grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Hold in a 200ºF oven until ready to serve.
For Mango BBQ Sauce: In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the green and red bell peppers, red onion, garlic, and ginger to the pan and saute until translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the brown sugar, cumin and coriander and stir to combine.
Add the orange juice and red wine vinegar to the pan and reduce by 1/3, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Stir in the mango, habanero, and mango puree and allow to simmer for 6 to 8 minutes.
In a medium bowl, stir the together the arrowroot flour and warmed water. Add the mixture to the saucepan, stirring to combine, and allow to thicken for 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cilantro.
To Assemble: Brush the grilled chicken with the BBQ sauce and slice. Drizzle more BBQ sauce on top of the sliced chicken and serve.