Grilled Ginger Chicken with Apricot Chutney Recipe

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Joshua Palmer Modified: March 25, 2022
Grilled Ginger Chicken with Apricot Chutney Recipe

How To Make Grilled Ginger Chicken with Apricot Chutney

Spice up your barbecue nights with this grilled ginger chicken. The meat is flavored with various Southeast-Asian spices and served with apricot chutney.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 12 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 5 hours
Total: 6 hours 22 minutes



For Chicken:

  • lbschicken breasts,boneless and skinless, pounded ½-inch thin, or chicken tenderloins
  • ¼cupvegetable oil
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced
  • tbspfresh grated ginger
  • tspground cumin
  • tspground coriander
  • tspsalt
  • tspcayenne pepper

For Apricot Chutney:

  • 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1mediumyellow onion,thinly sliced
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • tbspfresh grated ginger
  • 20dried apricots,coarsely chopped
  • ½red bell pepper,thinly sliced
  • pinchcayenne pepper
  • ¼cuphoney
  • ½cupapple cider vinegar
  • 1cupwater
  • salt,to taste


  1. In a large ziplock freezer bag, combine the oil, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, salt and cayenne pepper. Seal the bag and swish the mixture and combine.

  2. Add the chicken, then press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Massage the marinade into the breasts until evenly coated.

  3. Place the bag in a bowl (in case of leakage) in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours or overnight.

  4. Clean the grill and preheat to high heat. Lightly dip a wad of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over grates several times until glossy and coated.

  5. Place chicken on the grill and cook, covered, for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Be careful not to overcook.

Apricot Chutney:

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, for about 6 minutes.

  2. Add the ginger and garlic and cook a minute more. Add the apricots, red bell peppers, cayenne pepper, honey, apple cider vinegar and water and bring to a boil.

  3. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the apricots are tender and most of the liquid is gone. The mixture should look “jammy.” If the chutney looks dry before it’s done, add a few tablespoons more water and continue cooking.

  4. Season with salt and more cayenne pepper if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve at room temperature.


  • Calories: 713.06kcal
  • Fat: 39.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.37g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.16g
  • Fiber: 3.94g
  • Sugar: 38.16g
  • Protein: 43.67g
  • Cholesterol: 127.01mg
  • Sodium: 971.24mg
  • Calcium: 75.17mg
  • Potassium: 1008.30mg
  • Iron: 3.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 135.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.36mg
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