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4.34 from 3 votes

Tamarind chicken

A delicious, quick and easy chicken recipe.
Author: Amira


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs- cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup tamarind juice 2 teaspoon tamarind paste + water
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup of water


  • Heat up a large skillet over medium high heat. then pour in the olive oil.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook for about 10- 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a bowl combine garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, tamarind, vinegar and ketchup , mix everything well together.
  • When all the water has evaporated from the chicken and it is nice and a little brown , pour the sauce into the pan. Stir it around to cover all the chicken pieces.
  • When it boils, reduce the heat, and add the cornstarch dissolved in water, cover and let it cook for almost 20 minutes until done.
  • Garnish with some sesame seeds and serve hot with rice/pasta or noodles
  • Enjoy.