Tamarind Marinated Chicken Breasts in Coconut-Chickpea Flour

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Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 3 hrs 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

My version of Vij's version. I have reduced the amount of oil used. Vij's states this is for 6 I believe it is more for 8.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken breasts and cover well with marinade. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours or do it in the morning and leave in fridge until dinnertime.
  2. Curry: Heat oil on medium heat 1 minute. Add onions and saute till golden brown about 10 minutes. Edges of some onions will be slightly burnt and that's okay.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, jalapeno, cumin, coriander, cayenne, tumeric, cinnamon stick and salt. Cook 5 to 8 minutes or until oil glistens through tomatoes. Reduce heat to low.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix chick pea flour and 1 cup of water mixing thoroughly with whisk. Make sure there are no lumps.
  5. Add this mixture and remaining water to curry. Stir well and increase heat to medium.
  6. When curry boils, reduce to low and add coconut milk.
  7. Stir curry regularly and simmer for 20-30 minutes. The curry will thicken as it boils. Cook until the curry is the consistency of a cream sauce.
  8. Preheat BBQ or grilling pan to high heat. If in the kitchen, turn the exhaust fan on high and open the windows.
  9. Grill each chicken breast 4-5 minutes each side. Test for doneness and cook another minute per side if necessary.
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Good recipe with an interesting and different taste. Thanks for sharing. I have three changes: Only used 2 cups of water, not 6. And I find that caramelized browned onions taste better if they are cooked at a low heat for a long time. For this recipe, it took about 30 minutes. No burned edges that way. Lastly, I would probably make only about 1/3 as much curry because I had LOTS more curry than chicken. And while the curry tastes fine on its own, it was really special with the chicken/tamarind.