TAMARIND CHICKEN (roasted) Recipe Video

Unripe tamarind is sour and is suitable for savoury dishes such as tamarind chicken while the ripe fruits are sweeter, suitable for desserts.


Preparation Time2 Hr 30 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In3 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
SpecialityMain Ingredient


 Whole chicken1 Kilogram
 Tamarind puree1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Brown sugar8 Teaspoon
 Onion1 Large
 Lemongrass3 Steams, minced
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm)
 Coriander seed1 Tablespoon, ground
 Kaffir lime leaves6 , shredded
 Black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
 Salt1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 426 Calories from Fat 231

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.6%

Saturated Fat 7.2 g36.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 125 mg

Sodium 444.2 mg18.5%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.2%

Sugars 8.9 g

Protein 33 g65%

Vitamin A 4.7% Vitamin C 13.5%

Calcium 5.5% Iron 12%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Things You Will Need

Baking layer


1. Blend together the lemongrass, lime Kaffir leaves and garlic.
2. Add the onion and blend again to a smooth paste.
3. Add the tamarind puree and blend briefly until well mixed.
4. Transfer the mixture into a large-sized bowl and then add the sugar, coriander, black pepper and salt.
5. Mix altogether then add the chicken inside.
6. Massage the chicken skin and let it marinate for two hours, flipping it over once in a while.
7. Preheat oven at 200 °C (392 °F), place the chicken within the marinade in a baking layer and cook for one hour or until done, flip the chicken every 15 minutes for an even cooking.

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Editors Review

Chicken is an all time favorite and what better when it is combined with tamarind to give it that perfect tangy taste. Watch the video for step by step instructions. This video is in Filipino language.