Chutneys Give These Savory Recipes Big Flavor
Chutneys are amazing condiments for roasted and grilled meats, including pork, chicken, duck, and lamb. They give these savory recipes a tangy twist — and they're an easy way to add big flavor. Here are some of our favorite pairing partners. You'll also love chutneys in place of relish on hotdogs and hamburgers, too!
Grilled Lamb Burgers
"If you have never prepared lamb burgers, I highly recommend you try this recipe. Serve on hamburger buns with lots of mango chutney and cream cheese," says Jo. "Also good with lettuce, tomato and red onion."
"The sweet and sour flavor of the spiced rhubarb sauce is truly mouth-watering," says Michele O'Sullivan. "If fresh rhubarb is not available, frozen may be used. You can substitute pork roast, chicken, duck or lamb for the pork tenderloin, if you wish. This dish fills the house with an incredible aroma."
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Chaat - Dahi Batata Puri
"This recipe is made of yogurt and potatoes and other chaat sauces. You may need to make a trip to an Indian grocery store to stock up on spherical 'puris' (also called as pani-puri puris), 'sev,' green chutney, and a sweet and sour chutney," says Rani. "If you can find it, use black salt in place of the rock salt, spherical puris in place of the wheat crackers, and plain sev in place of the crushed potato chips."
Coconut Curry Chili
"The coconut, curry, and mango chutney really put the flavor in this one," says usmcwifey. "I put this together one night with what I had, and loved the results. It tastes better the next day, just like most chili. This freezes well. Seriously, you have to try it. Serve by itself, with rice, and/or with naan bread."
Roast duck is served with a homemade plum sauce flavored with chutney and green onions. "Very easy compared to tradional peking duck recipes, and very tasty," says JPLONG. "I added grated ginger and pieces of star anise into the cavity and used all the spice rub for the skin."
Curried Mango Chicken
This incredible chicken curry is ready in about 35 minutes. "You get an impressive taste for such a simple sounding dish," says Cheri. "The best part is that you can adjust the heat factor simply by using milder or hotter curries."
Curried Chicken with Rice
Chutney is the secret shortcut in this lime-accented chicken and red bell pepper curry. "This is an excellent dish served over a bed of rice," says Velva Knapp. "A great company dish. Beautiful presentation. Serve over a bed of hot cooked rice (preferably basmati) if desired."
Savory onion soup mix cuts the sweetness of prepared chutney in this quick chicken bake. "This was a very easy quick and flavorful recipe," says sheistyb. "I def recommend thighs over breasts as the thighs seem to hold the flavor better. I did not have hot chutney but used the grey chutney and added some red pepper flakes. Excellent!"
Indonesian Curried Cabbage
This one-dish meal is ready in about 30 minutes. Mango chutney and curry powder combine with ground beef and cabbage in this Southeast Asian-inspired dish. "I used a bag of cabbage and it was just the right amount," says abbyz2000. "I used a full pound of ground turkey and I probably should have increased the seasonings a little bit. I served it over a little bit of brown rice to make it more filling."
Peanut butter, mango chutney, ham, and lime juice in chili? "Yes, and it's delicious!" says Janice Elder. "This incredibly quick and easy chili is a perfect antidote to fancy holiday meals and works equally well using chopped leftover turkey."