South African chutney chicken

South African chutney chicken

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(25 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 4
Top chicken thighs with garlic, chilli and mango chutney for an easy meal that takes just 5 minutes to prep - then simply roast in the oven

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal450
  • fat35g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre0g
  • protein21g
  • salt1.3g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 small onion, finely chopped



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  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp mango 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 40-45 mins until cooked through and sticky. Serve with a green salad.

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18th Jun, 2020
The best sort of recipe, quick, easy, store cupboard ingredients and not much washing up! The remaining chicken was used another day cold with a salad.
9th May, 2020
Delicious and so, so easy. I didn't have a chilli so used chilli flakes instead. Will definitely be doing this again.
10th Dec, 2019
Enjoyed by all, didn't use skin on chicken, used thigh and breast fillets, made enough mixture the cover them well. Served with saute potatoes and green veg. This will become a regular.
24th Jul, 2019
Absolutely delicious ! The mayonnaise did put me off at first but glad I read other reviews. This is no a regular mealtime favourite.
4th Feb, 2018
This is a firm family favourite i make it time and time again
19th Oct, 2017
Didnt think it would work but absolutely delicious. Will definitely make again and highly recommend.
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20th Jan, 2017
What a find! I have made this dish 3 times now and the family and I can't get enough. The second time I made this, I used boneless thighs and reduced the cooking time by 10 minutes. Turned out just as good!
26th Sep, 2015
I agree with Joan - this is so easy and tasty, and great fun asking people to guess what's in the sauce! I used Geeta's chutney, as there are sizeable bits of mango for added texture. Definitely a favourite.
16th Jan, 2015
I have just cooked and eaten the African chutney chicken and although I thought it a bit odd to mix mayonnaise with chutney, as I had half jar of each in my fridge, decided to give it a go. It was such a simple recipe which we decided was really great. I imagine for those who like something more spicy, another chilli could be added but served with rice and salad it had a lovely sauce just right for my taste. Definitely one for my recipe file of favourites.
30th Jun, 2020
How do I adapt this to cook in a ninja foodi?
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3rd Jul, 2020
Hi, I'm afraid that we haven't tested this in a Ninja so I can't help you at the moment. Our test kitchen Ninja is currently locked in our office but when we finally make it back in there we will have a look at some recipe conversions. Lulu
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Jeanette Amys
21st Feb, 2018
Hi. I have skinless and boneless chicken thighs in my fridge. Will they work with this recipe? Are there any modifications you could suggest?
goodfoodteam's picture
22nd Feb, 2018
Thanks for your question. We haven't tested this recipe with skinless, boneless thighs so cannot give specific instructions but would recommend cooking for 25 - 30 mins until the chicken is cooked through.
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