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South African chutney chicken

20th July 2022

This Chutney Chicken will be a weeknight hit. Top chicken thighs with garlic, chilli and Mrs Balls chutney for an easy meal that takes just 5 minutes to prep – then simply roast in the oven, You can also double the ingredients and do this with a whole chicken or debone it if you are feeling adventurous!

The story of Mrs Ball's Chutney: A South African classic


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion,  finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp Mrs Balls chutney
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 8 chicken thighs, skin on and bone in
  • green salad, to serve


    1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in a
      frying pan over a medium heat and cook the onion,
      garlic and chilli for a few mins until softened. Stir in the chutney,
      Worcestershire sauce and mayonnaise. Taste and season.
    2. Arrange the chicken on a foil-lined baking tray and spoon over
      the chutney mixture. Roast the chicken in the oven for 50 mins
      until cooked through & sticky. Serve with a green salad.