Tamarind chicken

Mexican recipes

Meat and poultry




Spice up your grilled chicken with the flavors of Mexico. Smoky-spicy chipotle peppers are tamed by tangy-sweet tamarind nectar, savory garlic and cumin for a quick barbecue-style sauce. Simply brush on chicken as it cooks on the grill and get ready for real good flavor.

Ingredients Preparation Share




  1. Heat 1 tsp. oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, chipotle pepper, ½ tsp. Adobo and cumin; cook, stirring occasionally with wooden spoon, until onions are soft and translucent, about 7 minutes. Pour tamarind nectar into skillet; bring to boil. Lower heat to medium low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until nectar mixture begins to thicken slightly, about 5 minutes. Carefully blend tamarind mixture in blender until smooth, about 30 seconds. Transfer sauce to medium bowl; set aside until cool.
  2. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Thread chicken onto 4 pre-soaked wooden skewers. Drizzle remaining olive oil over chicken; rub to spread evenly. Season chicken with remaining Adobo. Add skewers to hot, greased grill grates. Cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown on all sides, about 6 minutes. Continue cooking, brushing chicken with reserved tamarind sauce and turning occasionally, until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes more.
  3. To serve, transfer chicken skewers to platter; sprinkle with sliced scallions.
  4. Accompany this delicious tamarind chicken with yellow potatoes, you will just have to rinse them, cook them to taste. We recommend you cook them naturally and add a touch of salt.

Products for the recipe

Discover more recipes like this