Chicken Bake with Chutney Mayo for nights at home

It might be summer in South Africa, but it is also the rainy season in most parts of the country. It’s cooler, you want to stay indoors and enjoy hearty food that warms you up from the inside. Making a casserole or “bake” is a great way to enjoy this season with the family. The great thing about our Chicken Bake with Chutney Mayo is that your pantry already has all of the ingredients. You won’t need to go out in the rain to do shopping and it’s a mix and bake recipe, so it’s super easy to prepare.

Chicken is always a good option for the whole family as very few people don’t eat it. Your family will love the great, nostalgic, homegrown flavours of our Chicken Bake with Chutney Mayo. You’ve made a chutney and mayo dipping sauce for chips and this time it’s all for your chicken. The meat will be perfectly tender with the rice which has absorbed all the goodness of your mixture and spice. Don’t be afraid to spice thoroughly and don’t add too much salt if your chicken spice already has salt added.

A dish that tastes like home, our Chicken Bake with Chutney Mayo is great for the holidays when your snuggled up when it rains.

Chicken Bake with Chutney Mayo Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Recipe by Melissa Jacobs
Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy




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8 large pieces of chicken

2 tbsp chicken spice

1 cup uncooked rice

½ packet brown onion soup

1 cup hot water

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup chutney

1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Rub the chicken spice into the chicken.
Add the rice in a greased oven dish and place the chicken pieces on top of the rice.
Mix the hot water and onion soup. Add the chutney and mayo and mix. Pour over the chicken.
Cover the dish with tin foil and place in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes.
Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with a salad.

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