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Crispy Fried Tamarind Chicken


This simple recipe adds the flavor of tamarind, both sweet and sour, to savory fried chicken. It takes 3 hours for the marinade to set, so plan ahead.

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  • 3 to 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind extract
  • Salt, to taste
  • Vegetable or canola oil, for frying


Servings 1
Adapted from


Step 1

Pour the chicken stock into a large pan and simmer for a minute. Add the chicken drumsticks and cook for 10 to 20 minutes. Drain well and keep aside.

Combine the tamarind extract, salt and some hot water in a bowl. Mix well and pour this over the chicken drumsticks. Cover and keep aside for 2 to 3 hours. Drain well and pat dry.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame. Fry the drumsticks until golden and crisp. Remove and drain excess oil.

Serve at once.

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