We know families are always looking to make healthy meals more exciting. When Amber Cardosi from A Toasted Crumb shared with us a homemade Tomato Chutney, well, we just had to pass it along to you! Read on to find out how to make a delicious chutney made with juicy Juno® Bites.
A simple red tomato can bring so many flavorful possibilities to your family’s meal options. Yes, of course, you can eat them fresh as an on-the-go snack, but there is so much more to enjoy with this natural & healthy veggie. You can roast, bake, or add them to a snacking platter of hors d’oeuvres – or in this instance, you can prepare a simple sauce that goes well with everything: Tomato Chutney.
Juno Bites® Red Grape Tomatoes are a healthy and extremely tasty ingredient to keep on your counter, not only for snacking but for incorporating into breakfasts, lunches, apps and dinners when you’re looking to add a little something fresh.
Each one is packed with naturally sweet and juicy flavor. Tomatoes – especially these grape tomatoes – have a distinct taste that enhances all the other flavors in a dish. That’s one reason why tomato-based recipes like pasta sauce, pizza, soup, salsa and chutney are so popular the world over.
You might be asking yourself, what is chutney? It’s a kind of tomato relish used often in Indian food that’s becoming quite popular in homes and restaurants across the country.
The list of things you can make with tomato chutney are endless. You can use it to dip almost anything, you can spread it on grilled cheese or hamburgers, or you can add it to your scrambled eggs. Amber likes to spread chutney on Chicken Parmesan Sliders – and, yes, they’re exactly as delicious as you imagine.
Amber starts making her tomato chutney by softening diced onion for a few minutes in a large saucepan over medium heat. Then, she adds in diced Craft House Aurora Long Sweet Peppers and a Red Sweet Bell Pepper. She sautés this for another two minutes before adding her spices: mustard seed, crushed red pepper flakes, allspice, paprika and brown sugar.
Once all the flavors have melded together well, you can add two pints of Juno® Bites sliced in half. Add apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar and bring it all to a boil before reducing the heat and letting it simmer for 40 minutes.
After the forty minutes have passed, remove the lid, stir, and let it cook for another 20 minutes. To finish your fresh chutney, add fresh chopped basil leaves and set aside to cool down.
It’s a good idea to make a little (or a lot!) of extra chutney so you can add it to your meals throughout the week. When kept properly sealed in the fridge, it can last for a few weeks, up to one month – if you don’t eat it all at once! Once you get a taste, you’ll know how easily it can be added to every dish to enhance the flavor.
While it’s cooling, you can start making Chicken Parmesan Sliders.
Preheat your oven to 425°F and get to breading your thinly sliced chicken breast. It’s a simple two-step process: dip in whisked eggs and then coat in seasoned breadcrumbs. Amber adds grated parmesan cheese to her breadcrumbs.
Next, heat up a cup of vegetable oil in a saucepan and fry each piece of chicken until golden brown. Top with the fresh chutney you’ve just made and two small balls of mozzarella cheese. Place your chicken parmesan in the oven until your cheese is perfectly melted.
There’s only one more step, but it brings the whole recipe together: garlic butter buns. While your chicken is in the oven, melt two tablespoons of butter and add to it one teaspoon of garlic powder, some fresh chopped parsley, and a pinch of salt & pepper. Brush the inside of each bun with your garlic butter and put them in the oven until they start to toast to a golden brown.
All that’s left to do is stack it all together and you have yourself one delicious meal! Amber’s Chicken Parmesan Sliders recipe is great for a weeknight family dinner, paired with a large Super Green Salad or alongside other healthy appetizer recipes like Roasted Shishito Peppers or Loaded Hummus.
With a homemade tomato chutney that takes this to the next level, this makes a great choice for enjoying on a special occasion: a birthday dinner or family dinner during the Holidays.
Chicken Parmesan Sliders with Tomato Chutney Recipe
1 lb chicken breast, thinly sliced & cut into 2-3 inch pieces
1 jar homemade Tomato Chutney
1 package 9 slider buns
6-8 packages of mini mozzarella balls
1-2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
2 tbsp fresh parsley
3 tsp garlic powder, divided
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp Italian seasoning
½ tsp cayenne powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
Time needed: 40 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Prepare the breading.
Combine grated parmesan cheese with seasoned panko breadcrumbs. Cut chicken breasts into 2-inch pieces. Pat each piece of chicken dry and season with a pinch of garlic powder, salt and pepper. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl.
- Coat chicken in breadcrumbs.
Cover chicken in egg and then cover thoroughly in breadcrumb mixture.
- Fry chicken.
Over medium heat, heat 1 cup of vegetable oil in a saucepan. Fry chicken in oil for two minutes on each side, ensuring that pieces are not touching each other. When cooked all the way, remove and place on a tray lined with paper towel. Let cool .
- Melt the cheese.
On a baking sheet, cover each piece of chicken with tomato chutney and place slices of mozzarella on top. Place in on the middle rack in the oven until cheese melts evenly. Remove and set aside to cool.
- Toast garlic buns.
Melt butter and mix in garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper. Brush the inside of each bun with garlic butter and toast buns in the oven to your liking. When they’re ready, assemble your sliders and enjoy!
To follow Amber’s Tomato Chutney recipe step by step, click here.
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