Maple Tamarind Chicken Thighs w/ Coriander Rice

These chicken thighs have the sweet maple syrup mixed with tangy tamarind paste and baked to crispy perfection! Add a side of coriander rice and side salad – it’s dinner!

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Here’s How to Do it:

Preheat the oven to 350° –

Mix the tamarind paste, maple syrup and orange juice with a whisk until fully mixed.

 Put the chicken, skin side up, in a casserole dish large enough to hold all the pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Brush the chicken with the glaze, then set the remainder aside for basting.

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Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, then baste with 1/2 of the remaining glaze.

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Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, then baste with the remaining glaze and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.

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While the chicken is cooking, cook the rice.

Toast the coriander seeds. Heat a cast iron skillet on high. Drop in the seeds and shake the pan. Continue toasting until they are slightly browned. You will smell the fragrance.

Using a mortar pestle, crush the seeds into a very coarse grind.

Add the salt and pepper to the seeds and crush it all together.

Put half the butter and all the other ingredients in a rice maker

and cook. If you are using a sauce pan, put it all in the pan, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes, or until the rice is cooked.

Add the rest of the butter, then fluff it up with a fork.

Serve the chicken and the rice with dripping from the pan. Add some sliced green olives to the rice for a garnish. Delicious!

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Maple Tamarind Chicken w/Coriander Rice

A sweet and tangy chicken with a nutty rice - a perfect dinner that's super easy to make.

Course: dinner, Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: American, chicken
Keyword: basmati rice, chicken, coriander, maple, maple syrup, tamarind, thighs
Servings: 4 servings
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
Chicken
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 2 Tablespoons tamarind paste
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (I used fresh squeezed, about 1 orange)
Rice
  • 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed
  • 1-1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2-3 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
Chicken
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° - 

  2. Mix the tamarind paste, maple syrup and orange juice with a whisk until fully mixed.

  3. Put the chicken, skin side up, in a casserole dish large enough to hold all the pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

  4. Brush the chicken with the glaze, then set the remainder aside for basting.

  5. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, then baste with 1/2 of the remaining glaze.

  6. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, then baste with the remaining glaze and bake an additional 10 minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.

RIce
  1. While the chicken is cooking, cook the rice.

  2. Toast the coriander seeds. Heat a cast iron skillet on high. Drop in the seeds and shake the pan. Continue toasting until they are slightly browned. You will smell the fragrance.

  3. Using a mortar pestle, crush the seeds into a very coarse grind. Add the salt and pepper to the seeds and crush it all together. 

  4. Put half the butter all the other ingredients in a rice maker and cook. If you are using a sauce pan, put it all in the pan, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes, or until the rice is cooked.

  5. Add the remaining butter and fluff it up with a fork.

  6. Serve the chicken and the rice with dripping from the pan. Add some sliced green olives to the rice for a garnish. Delicious!

Recipe Notes

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11 Responses to Maple Tamarind Chicken Thighs w/ Coriander Rice

  1. BERNADETTE says:

    Interesting flavors. I don’t believe I have ever tasted tamarind. I will have to look for it.

  2. This looks amazing! Love the tamarind and basmati Indian flavors are my comfort food 🙂 Stopping by from LouLou Girls link party!

  3. NancyC says:

    The chicken sounds delicious with that maple syrup glaze!

  4. Looks good! Thanks so much for linking up at the Crafty Creators Link Party 15. Pinned.

  5. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 75. Pinned.

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