Main Meals

Chutney chicken

20 minutes
35 minutes

Looking for a quick and easy midweek dinner recipe? You need just 4 ingredients to make this chutney chicken and it’s done on the braai. Winning! Abi serves it with a grilled bread salad, but you can have it with whatever side you like.

Wine/Spirit Pairing
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc

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  • 8 free-range chicken thighs
  • 1 T Woolworths BBQ spice rub
  • 2 T sunflower oil
  • ½ cup fruit chutney
  • For the grilled bread salad:
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 red onions, quartered
  • 4 slices ciabatta, torn into chunks
  • 12 pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2 stick celery, finely chopped
  • leaves from one bunch celery, chopped
  • 12 capers
  • For the dressing, mix
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 T olive oil
  • garlic, crushed
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Toss the chicken in the BBQ spice, oil and chutney. Make 2 incisions to the bone so the heat gets into the flesh and the skin doesn’t burn.

2. Cook over medium coals for 20 minutes, turning often. At the same time, cook the peppers on the braai until they collapse, and the onions until soft and slightly charred.

3. Remove the peppers from the braai, then break open, keeping any juices to add to the salad. Grill the bread until charred. Toss with the remaining salad ingredients and dressing. Serve with the chicken.

Photographs: Jan Ras
Recipes and production: Abigail Donnelly
Food assistant: Nicola Naudé
Student assistant: Marizen Smit

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Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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