Ukwaju (Tamarind) Marinated Spicy Chicken Thighs

A simple spice blend gives tons of flavor to the crispy skin and moist, juicy thigh meat.

Prep: 10min(s)

Cook: 40min(s)

Serves: 3

Serve With: chapati

Served as: Dinner

Main Ingredient:


  • 4 Country Choice chicken thighs
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 5 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup of ukwaju (tamarind) paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Sunflower oil


  • Place your chicken, vinegar, oregano, garlic, and ukwaju in a large bowl. Mix it together and add the paprika, turmeric, black pepper and chili flakes. To marinate the chicken, add in the vinegar and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  • Heat up the oil in a pan and shallow fry the chicken until completely cooked and crispy. Add black pepper and a slight sprinkle of oregano to complete the dish.
  • Serve with hot chapattis and a fresh salad.