Indian Sticky Chicken

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Sticky Indian Chicken

I saw a clip of Jamie Oliver cooking his “Sticky-Kicking chicken” online a week ago and just loved the teqnique he used for getting maximum flavour out of a humble little chicken thigh. Jamie rubs the thighs with Chinese 5-spice and then fries it in a hot pan until cooked and finally adds some sweet chilli sauce to the pan to create a delicious, sticky chicken. I loved this idea and decided to make it for dinner a few nights ago. The only problem was that I didn’t have any 5-spice in the house but decided to use a fragrant Garam Masala and honey instead.

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This is a perfect family-style meal which I served with a mixed salad with lots of yellow tomatoes, radishes and feta cheese and some roasted red-skin baby potatoes. Ridiculously easy and absolutely delicious!

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4 from 2 votes
Indian Sticky Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Course: Chicken
Servings: 4
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup runny honey
  • juice of 1 lemon
Instructions
  1. On a sheet of baking paper, sprinkle the Garam Masala, paprika and salt and rub the chicken in the rub until its well covered.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Fry the chicken until golden brown and cooked through.
  3. Add the honey and lemon juice and allow to caramelise for a minute.
  4. Serve with salad and new potatoes.

 

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  • Bitsy
    Reply

    I’d like to make the sticky chicken, but as an experienced cook, I never heard of Garam marsala or turbinado sugar. Could you tell me what they are and where to find them.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Bitsy, Garam Masala is an indian spice mix. You can use any masala or spice mix for this. I’m not sure where you read turbinado sugar as this isn’t used in this recipe?

  • Yolanda
    Reply

    Have you done a pre rub with the chicken? I’am planning on rubbing the chicken down with the spices and letting it sit in the fridge until dinner time! Here’s to our boys loving some sticky chicken! They love tikka Marsala when I make it hopefully they ‘ll love a similar tone!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      You can definitely do that Yolanda. Hope they like it!

  • Alida Ryder
    Reply

    Thanks Shari!

  • Shari Eckstrom
    Reply

    Beautiful food styling. Looks delicious. Can’t wait to give this one a try.

  • Memoria
    Reply

    I thought I had left a comment here! I made this chicken dish about 2 weeks ago, and it was unbelievable! I plan to make it again very soon.

  • mivo
    Reply

    are you leaving the chicken in the pan as you add the honey and lemon or putting it all in a bowl & mixing?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Yep, leave the chicken in so it can go lovely and sticky.

  • Colette
    Reply

    Guess what’s for dinner tonight?!

  • Nickie Bennett
    Reply

    Looks amazing and your photography is exquisite!

  • Wynand Van Ellewee
    Reply

    Mmmm….it looks SO delicious!

  • Aninas Recipes
    Reply

    Wow, this really does sound super easy! Have to give it a try!

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