This is a really simple recipe for using up some of those roast dinner leftovers, and we really haven’t done anything clever with the classic other than adding spicy mango chutney in place of the super sweet apricot option to give it a bit more of a tropical kick.
For some reason, this has become one of Nicks favourite quick meals over the past year or so, which is why it’s one of the first recipes to go up on the site. It’s great for an easy lunch or a lazy dinner, either in a sarnie, wrap or jacket potato.
The quantities below are based on having around half a roast chicken to use up, or two chicken breasts if Nick is requesting this meal specially rather than to free up space in the fridge.
Shredded roast chicken (as much as you have)
Half an onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
Splash olive oil
Handful cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp Salad cream
2 tsp mild curry powder
1 tbsp mango chutney
Black pepper to season
- Fry off the finely chopped onion in a pan with oil until it softens and beings to go translucent, then add the garlic and fry for a further minute or so
- Lower the heat and add the chopped tomatoes and curry powder and continue to cook until the fruit softens and the curry powder smell really begins to be released
- Remove from the heat and stir in the mango chutney, before setting to one side to cool slightly
- In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise and salad cream with the shredded chicken until fully coated
- Once it’s cooled slightly, add the chutney mixture and combine well
- Season with freshly ground black pepper and spoon it over the carb (or salad) of your choice
We like to eat this slightly warm, straight from the pan. Partly because we’re massively greedy, and partly because it makes it slightly more satisfying, but this is also a great dish served chilled from the fridge if you wanted to whip it up in plenty of time for dinner / hungover entertaining. If you’re whipping up sarnies, I strongly recommend using our Speedy Quick Soda Bread and adding a handful of crunchy salad to go with this to add a bit of bite.