Sticky tamarind chicken with crisp lettuce from Dinner: Changing the Game (page 48) by Melissa Clark

  • soy sauce
  • chicken thighs
  • fish sauce
  • honey
  • limes
  • dried red pepper flakes
  • tamarind paste
  • Bibb lettuce
  • toasted sesame oil

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Notes about this recipe

  • hbakke on May 07, 2019

    Meh. Couldn't taste any tamarind in the finished dish and the marinade incinerated in the oven. The accompanying lettuce with jalapeno doesn't create a full meal in my opinion. I wouldn't make this again.

  • hughb on November 27, 2018

    While the flavors were good, mine too was neither sticky nor caramelized. Although I like many of the recipes in this book, I won't make this one again.

  • TrishaCP on August 02, 2017

    This tasted quite good but I agree with BethNH that my chicken wasn't sticky, or caramelized. (I also used boneless skinless thighs.) I also didn't think it had much tamarind flavor, which was disappointing.

  • BethNH on May 05, 2017

    Made this for dinner last night with skinless boneless thighs. We served it with rice and green beans. The marinade was delicious and gave the chicken good flavor. My chicken, however, was neither sticky nor caramelized. We all thought it tasted good enough but none of us loved it and I doubt I'd make it again. I've confirmed that none of us really care for chicken thighs and I wonder if this marinade would be good with chicken breasts on the grill when it finally gets warmer.

  • Zosia on May 04, 2017

    The flavours of the marinade were nicely balanced and resulted in flavourful and succulent chicken but there wasn't much heat so the jalapeno wasn't optional for us. I used boneless thighs for an even quicker cooking meal and served them with flatbreads and broccoli slaw made with lime and mint.

  • ellencooks on April 04, 2017

    This doesn't quite make a whole dinner for me but I was surprised at how well this chicken went with some romaine leaves and jalapeños. I spread the tamarind sauce around the lettuce and it made a nice dressing. Did not add the pictured cilantro and radicchio which is not in the recipe. My major complaint about this book. Pictures do not match recipes.

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