Mango Chutney Chicken Sheet Pan

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Mango Chutney Chicken Sheet Pan
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Mango chutney is put to great use in this simple (just three ingredients!) chicken and cauliflower sheet pan dinner recipe.  

Sheet Pan Chicken—Your New BFF.

I am always on the hunt for new ways to save time when cooking dinner. Enter in this chicken sheet pan dinner, my new favorite way to turn four humble ingredients into a delicious supper spread! All you need to make this one-pan wonder is a jar of mango chutney, chicken thighs and a head of cauliflower! How’s that for an easy-peasy boneless chicken thigh recipe?!

Mango Chutney Chicken Sheet Pan

5 Steps, 3 Ingredients: Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner FTW!

You might be wondering if this one-pan baked chicken thighs recipe can possibly be as quick, easy and delicious as I claim it is. Well let me take a moment to convince that it is! How much do you need this mango chutney chicken in your life? So much. This is my very favorite boneless chicken thigh recipe because it comes together in just five simple steps:

  1. Gather your three ingredients: chicken thighs, cauliflower and mango chutney.
  2. Toss the cauliflower in olive oil and salt. Cook for 20 minutes.
  3. While the cauliflower cooks, marinate the chicken thighs in chutney. Then nestle the chicken thighs between the partially-roasted cauliflower.
  4. Bake until the chicken is cooked through and cauliflower is crispy, about 30 minutes.
  5. Serve! Garnish with cilantro, thinly sliced red onions if you have them on hand!
Mango Chutney Chicken Sheet Pan
Mango Chutney Chicken Sheet Pan

What Is Mango Chutney?

Chutney is a condiment made up of fruits or sometimes vegetables that have been mixed with vinegar, spices, and sugar. It is believed that chutney originated India. But lucky for us, Indian chutney has made its way around the globe and we can all enjoy its spiced, savory, ultra-flavorful goodness. A jar of chutney is a great thing to have in your pantry. One little jar packs a huge punch, and can liven up most any dish. Like, for example, this one pan, boneless skinless chicken thigh recipe!

We really love using an Indian mango chutney for this sheet pan chicken dinner. You can use your favorite homemade mango chutney recipe, a store bought version, or you can also use Major Grey chutney (a type of mango-based chutney reputedly created by a 19th-century British army officer) which has much of the same flavor profile. Mango chutney generally includes:

  • Mango
  • Raisins
  • Red pepper and onion
  • Sugar
  • Spices (often cumin, chili flakes paprika)
  • Vinegar
Mango Chutney Chicken Sheet Pan

Chicken And Cauliflower, Forever And Ever.

You know how much we love our cauliflower! We add it to hummus bowls, roast it with parmesan cheese and even make vegan tacos and curries with it. But would you believe this is the first time we’ve ever added it to a baked, boneless, skinless chicken thigh recipe?

The results are in, and we’ll be making many more chicken and cauliflower recipes in the future, because they are a match made in healthy, easy-to-cook heaven! We recommend serving this devine chicken over a steaming bowl of white or rice, quinoa or even couscous, alongside a simply-dressed salad.

Mango Chutney Chicken Sheet Pan

Where Can I Buy Mango Chutney?

Many of your local grocery stores will carry jarred Indian mango chutney and Major Grey chutney. Do yourself a favor and buy both versions, take them home and do a taste test. I always love trying new products. Use leftover chutney anywhere you’d like to add a pop of flavor. For example:

  • Mix some chutney into a simple chicken salad, along with mayo, salt and pepper.
  • Slather it on a sandwich in place of mustard.
  • Serve as part of a cheese plate, just like you would use membrillo or fig jam.

If you are unable to find jarred chutney at the grocery store, you can pick up all the ingredients you need to make make a mango chutney recipe at home! Here’s one that sounds incredibly easy that calls for mangoes, sugar, vinegar, raisins, lemon, onions, garlic and a few spices.

Need More Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes?

Here are three of our absolute favorite chicken thigh recipes!

I hope one of these boneless skinless chicken thigh recipes makes it into your weekly rotation soon! If so, let us know what you think!

Mango Chutney Chicken Sheet Pan

In Love With This Mango Chutney Chicken?

When this sheet pan chicken dish makes its debut on your dinner table, we want to hear about it! Snap a photo of your finished dish and maybe even a video of the beautiful people you feed it to. Tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

Mango Chutney Chicken Sheet Pan

Serves 4

Ingredients

8 boneless, skinless, chicken thighs
1 jar mango chutney
1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets then sliced in half
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
cilantro, chopped, optional
red onion, thinly sliced, optional
cooked rice, quinoa or couscous for serving

Method

  1. Preheat Oven to 375°F. Toss cauliflower in olive oil and 1 tsp of salt. Cook for 20 minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. In a large bowl toss chicken thighs with chutney and nestle between partially cooked cauliflower. Top chicken with any leftover chutney from the bowl.
  3. Place sheet pan back in oven and cook an additional 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and cauliflower is crispy. For crispy chicken broil for 5 minutes
  4. Sprinkle with cilantro and thinly sliced red onion. Serve over cooked rice, quinoa or couscous.