Tamarind chicken with golden mash

Tamarind chicken with golden mash

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
The tang of tamarind works really well with creamy mash, spiced up with curry paste

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal394
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre3g
  • protein41g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 1kg potatoes, peeled and cubed



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 tsp turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 500g broccoli



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 4 tsp tamarind paste



    A seed pod from the tamarind tree that is used extensively in South-East Asian and Indian…

  • 2 tbsp mango chutney
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 100ml natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp korma paste
  • 5 spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…


  1. Heat the grill. Put the potatoes in a pan of cold water, stir in the turmeric, then bring to the boil. Simmer for 12-15 mins until tender. Steam the broccoli in a metal colander or sieve over the potato pan for 4-5 mins until tender.

  2. Mix together the tamarind paste and mango chutney. Make a few slashes in each chicken breast and place on a baking tray. Brush with the tamarind mixture, then grill for 5 mins on each side or until cooked through and sticky.

  3. Drain the potatoes. Mash with the yogurt, korma paste and seasoning, then keep warm. To serve, stir most of the spring onions into the mash, then spoon onto plates. Scatter with the remaining spring onions and serve alongside the sticky chicken and broccoli.

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23rd Oct, 2012
I wasn't very impressed by the chicken breast - the tamarind paste was lumpy and wouldn't spread. I enjoyed the mash though.
14th Sep, 2011
A really tasty, easy dish to have up your sleeve. Loved the mash potato (although be careful draining the turmeric stained potatoes if you have a white plastic sink!).
3rd Dec, 2010
Really enjoyed this dinner. I used equal amounts of tamarind and mango chutney for a delicious coating. I kept some back to apply to other side of the chicken when I turned it so both sides got an equal amount (and I didn't end up with a grill full of the stuff!). The mash was very nice but I would say make sure not to use too many spring onions and slice them very thin as they can be a little over-powering. I served with some extra veg and it went down a treat! I'll definitely be making this again :)
11th Sep, 2010
once i'd figured out to use a tbsp and not tsp for the mango chutney this went really well! a great simple yet sophisticated looking meal that even a self confessed inept chef can pull off.
18th May, 2009
Really flavoursome and tasty, huge hit in our house!
28th Feb, 2009
Ugh yuk, didn't suit my taste buds at all. Cost me £5+ to purchase the ingredients, not including the chicken, which made it a costly meal for one. It taxed the patience of Sainsbury's staff to locate the tamarind paste, but we got there in the end. Heeded Paula's advice re mash but used creme fraiche rather than yoghurt. In fairness the mash was OK and would use this again, but the tamarind/mango mix ruined a chicken breast, thank goodness I only coated the upper side. One man's meat is another man's poison springs to mind....
14th Feb, 2009
Really enjoyed this it was scrummy will be making again :)
5th Feb, 2009
First time I tried this recipe I followed it exactly, found I lost half the coating from the chicken when it was turned over in the grill pan and found the mash to be a bit sharp. Tried it a second time, grilled the bottom of the chicken first then put the mango & tamarind coating on the top when I turned it, used some butter with the curry paste when mashing instead of yoghurt, really good! Will definitely make again. The chicken would be great with salad too.
23rd Jan, 2009
Have to say, I didn't particularly enjoy this dish. Found the potatoes quite rich and found the tamarind with the chicken to be an unnecessary flavour? Hubby didn't really like this either. Easy to make though!
18th Jan, 2009
This was really easy to make and tasted fantastic. A great week night dinner but also one for when you've got friends round!


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