Sticky Tamarind chicken


  1. 2 Bone-in, Skin-on Chicken leg quarters
  2. 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  3. 1/2 Cup Onion, finely diced
  4. 1/2 Tsp Ginger, grated
  5. 1/2 Tbsp Garlic, grated
  6. 1/4 Cup Tamarind Paste
  7. 2 Tbsp Soy SauceZest & juice of 1 Lime
  8. 1/4 tsp Cayenne PowderSalt & Pepper, to taste
  9. Cilantro for garnish


  • Heat oil in a small sauce pan- Add the diced onion and cook until they soften and start to brown-
  • Stir in the grate ginger and garlic and cook for another minute, until frgrant.-
  • 3.  Add the tamarind paste, soy sauce, lemon zest and juice along with the cayenne powder and bring the sauce to a gentle boil while stirring.-
  • Let the sauce reduce and thicken to a syrupy consistency then turn off the heat.- In the meantime score your chicken leg quarters to the bone and season well with salt and pepper to taste.-
  • Preheat oven to 425F. – Brush the chicken well with the tamarind sauce on both sides, reserving some sauce for basting later.- Place in an oven proof dish/sheet pan and roast for 30-40 mins until cooked all the way through. Baste the chicken with extra tamarind sauce & garnish with cilantro before serving.

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