Babs’ Chicken Chutney Casserole

13 05 2010

This is my mother-in-law’s recipe, so obviously I’m rather nervous of getting it wrong, but let me call this another loose adaptation and hope that covers me! It’s pretty hard to get wrong though, whatever route you choose to take. Serve this over mashed potato and it’s perfection. It’s also a really good one if you’re cooking for a crowd (just double the quantities) or to make in advance and even freeze.

Serves 4 | Preparation time 15 minutes | Cooking time 45 minutes

About 750g chicken – you can use just plain breasts, or thighs and drumsticks, whatever you prefer
1 punnet mushrooms, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup cream or plain yoghurt
1/2 cup chutney (Mrs Balls of course)
3 Tbsp butter (optional, can use olive oil instead)


1. In a large good quality pot on medium-high, heat some olive oil and brown the onions and chicken, then add the garlic.

2. Add extra olive oil or butter and then brown the mushrooms.

3. Add the chicken stock, and bring to the simmer, then add the cream and chutney.

4. Leave to cook gently for a further 30-40 minutes. Serve over mashed potato or rice with some freshly chopped parsley if you have any.



6 responses

14 05 2010

OMG what if one can’t find Mrs Balls within a 10,000 mile radius of one’s home! WHAT THEN?

14 05 2010

Aish, sorry goony! I know someone who found some in NYC the other day though! So it must be out there somewhere, or ask Merle to bring you some! Hope you are having a happy Friday! xxx

15 05 2010
Babs Graham

We have found Mrs Balls in Port Moresby!! Papua New Guinea

16 05 2010

You know what! My mum hasnt ven sent me this recipe! Thanks to you Sarah Beth I now have it – you keep us all organised. Cant wait to cook with you in July when you are here! Lots of love
Justy x

1 06 2010

Awesome site Sarah!

Love Babs’ cooking! Any chance of Babs’ homemade ice-cream recipe, used to love that!

1 06 2010

Thanks Rowan! Will see what I can do about the ice-cream recipe, good thinking! Cheers, Sarah

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