Chicken and mangoes in yogurt

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Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

37 Responses

  1. Oh wow, looks heavenly Connie. I can imagine the taste now… Herbs does make the difference kaya I am inspired with the herb garden at home.

  2. Looks yummy! One question: did you have a problem with the curdling? If so, how ever did you deal with it?

  3. Connie says:

    js, I just let it. Minimal stirring resulted in little white spots of yogurt on top of the chicken pieces and the rest mixed in with the sauce. There were no solid curds.

  4. This looks great. I’ve made a recipe for pork loin cooked in milk from Molly Steven’s braising cookbook, it was super. I definitely want to try this one!

  5. Connie says:

    It’s a dream dish, Lulu. I swear I’m gonna cook it for a lot of dinner parties.

  6. ApplesH says:

    Im envious! I would love to be able to cook this same dish. I am just wary of yogurt and never really tried it so Im scared of using it in dishes too.

  7. Connie says:

    I used to loathe yogurt. I couldn’t understand how my daughters could consume tub after tub after tub. And they liked the drink version too. Then, I learned to substitute yogurt for sour cream and a whole new world opened up for me.

  8. soloops says:

    I love yogurt so much that Faith hates it when i use up the yogurt i bought for her.

    Will be cooking this one soon.

    Thanks for the brilliant idea.

  9. Connie says:

    Soloops, in our house, I’m lucky if I get to eat a tub of yogurt — Speedy and the kids consume yogurt so fast. LOL

  10. pyjamas says:

    Hi Ms. Connie, ask lang po: would it still work without the cilantro? Hard to acquire po kasi yan dito at hindi ko alam kung ano hitsura nyan o tawag sa kanya dito… Clueless po ako sa pagluluto eh. Baka kung anong damo maihalo ko :)

    Kung wala pong cilantro, ano pong itu-tweak sa recipe?

    Thank u!

  11. Kotsengkuba says:

    connie, ang sarap. kakatapos ko lang ng dinner niluto ko tong recipe na’to. wala nga lang cilantro at lemon zest dahil hindi ko alam kung ano yung mga yon. tsaka di ko na pina-golden brown yung chicken pero ang sarap.

    thanks for the idea ;-)

  12. 6mikoy3 says:

    hi… i’ve been browsing your site for weeks and i’ve tried a couple of your recipes and am very excited to cook this one.

    i must also include that your photos are great!!! are you also a photographer miss connie?

  13. Connie says:

    No, I’m a lawyer. And a print media writer. :)

  14. Siegfried says:

    Hello Connie. I tried this recipe last Saturday and it was great! I have to warn everybody though to keep a wary eye when the sauce is about to completely reduce. When it gets to the point where the sauce is nearly reduced, the sauce just goes out completely and all you’re left with is oil. What I did is to just add some more yogurt and take it out from the heat.

  15. pyjamas says:

    pasaway si kotsengkuba hindi sumunod sa recipe, ahahah!

    ano po ms. connie iibahin kapag walang cilantro? mapraktis nga ng mailuto sa aking prinsipe :)

  16. Connie says:

    pyjamas, difference in aroma and taste. can’t explain it, it has to be experienced. :)

  17. happy joy says:

    Naisip ko pong i-substitute ang peaches, ano pong tingin nyo? Di kze masarap ang indian mangoes d2 sa dubai. may after taste. Lasang gamot.

  18. Connie says:

    Joy, basta fresh, I think they’ll work. Actually, there are a lot of other fruits I’d like to try with this recipe — plums, apples, apricots…

  19. Barbie says:

    I love your step-by-step photos! They really help an unsure cook like myself.

  20. Cecille says:

    Ms Connie, i would like to try this recipe, it really looks yummy. But we do not have fresh mangoes here in New Zealand, meron canned na. Is it alright to used them? or other fresh fruits instead. :-) Thanks.

  21. vir says:

    hi maam connie, tried this recipe last saturday, saraaap, kakaiba ang lasa, nadurog lang ang mangga. thanks for sharing your recipe, more power.

  22. jinky says:

    Hi Ms. Connie, im planning to cook this for my kid’s christmas party next week but when i went to the grocery wala akong makitang plain yogurt, may halong fruits, yung nestle yogurt na nasa cups. Pwede bang i-substitute ang all purpose cream or milk? thanks…

  23. Connie says:

    Cream will make it fatty. Milk is too thin. In terms of taste, sour cream can be substituted. But the cooked dish will be higher in fat.

  24. jinky says:

    Oh, ok Ms. Connie, but anyway mga bata naman ang kakain so pwede na siguro. pang one time lang naman hehehe..thanks!!

  25. emyM says:

    Hi Connie,I’m reading the archives.Yogurt in
    a chicken dish is something new for me.I love
    mangoes and it is in abundance here at this time of the year.I’ll definitely give it a try.

    The photos were very helpful.

  26. keisha says:

    Hi Ms. Connie, got a little misunderstanding with my hubby when I cooked it… it went to the trash. Kelangan talaga, I”?m on a light mood on cooking, super true affected cooking ko pag emo mode ako. hehe

    I’ll definitely try this one again, as I”?m a lover of mango, and this dish is quite interesting for me also because of the yogurt.

  27. girl aldama says:

    Ms. Connie, I tried this recipe last Saturday. It was a blockbuster hit! Thanks for this one-of-a-kind recipe.

  28. hazel says:

    what is a lemon zest ?

  29. mariashanelle says:

    Tried this recipe. I used yan sui or coriander, which according to some websites, is the same as cilantro. No lemon zest though. I could only see lime here. It’s sweet. I think I put too much mangoes. But the chicken is nice and tender. Something I will try again next time. Thanks for the recipe!

  30. Winny says:

    Hi ms. Connie question lang.. Hehe in your recipe you said to leave the chicken covered in low heat for 1 hr. Hndi kaya maging super lambot un chicken n baka durog durog na yun ikalalabasan nya? Hehe

    • Connie says:

      Mahirap yang speculate nang speculate nang hindi mo pa nasusubukan. Nakalagay na nga na huwag haluin, di ba?

  31. michelle says:

    i just made this for dinner on the spur of a moment so i got no time to grab a tub of plain yogurt from the grocery. i used the mango flavored tubs found at convenience stores and chicken breast fillets. it was delicious! i will definitely cook it again & will use chicken parts to get more flavor. thanks ms.connie for the recipe!

  32. softy says:


    I would like to serve this dish for a crowd of about 30 persons this weekend, perhaps cook 4 3 kilos of chicken thighs. I am thinking of doubling the ingredients from your list and maybe even more than double the amount of mangoes. My worry is that I dont have a cookware that can accommodate 3 kilos of thighs in a single layer. I am thinking of frying everything first, then after that, layer the chicken,yogurt, mangoes in one big stock pot.

    My question is, do you have a rule about cooking for large crowds? Not only about this recipe, but in general?

    Thank you very much!



  33. softy says:


    typo error above : perhaps cook 4 3 kilos of chicken thighs

    I meant: perhaps cook 3 kilos of chicken thighs