Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Recipe: Roast Chicken with Indonesian Sweet Tamarind marinade + Healthy Quinoa Salad + WORLDFOODS Giveaway

Thankfully, my kids are pretty adventurous when it comes to food, and whenever I cook them something "new", they will be very excited to try it out. It was chicken drumsticks day again, and this time I am marinating the chicken in a delicious concoction which includes the WORLDFOODS Indonesian sweet tamarind marinade sauce. 

Roasted chicken with Indonesian sweet tamarind sauce

As I read the word "tamarind", my mouth was already watering as I can imagine how appetizing this would taste. Tamarind has a wonderful sweet and sour taste. For the marinade, I also added in some light soy sauce, garlic, grated ginger, coarse black pepper and black treacle (or molasses). The latter gives a nice smoky quality to the roasted chicken.  Simply marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes, and it's ready for the oven.

The roasted chicken was absolutely fantastic - so flavorful, sticky and juicy. Definitely finger licking good! I served the chicken with a simple quinoa salad, which is both healthy and easy to put together.

I had some leftover sauce, so a couple of days later, I used it in my stir fry chicken dish. Really simple and scrumptious too! This sauce is definitely versatile, and full of flavour - 1 bottle of sauce for 2 meals for a family of 4 is definitely good value for money.

Stir fried chicken with WORLDFOODS Indonesian tamarind sauce

Once again, thanks to WORLDFOODS, I have 2 bottles of this Indonesian sweet tamarind marinade sauce to giveaway. All you need to do is leave a comment below stating "I want to enter this giveaway" with your name and e-mail address. This giveaway is open to Malaysia only. 2 winners will be drawn (1 bottle each) at random on 9 April 2014 and notified via email. Those who have entered previously can enter again :)

And the winners of the giveaway are: Esther (No.7) and Loh Sook Peng (No.11). Thanks to all who entered! Please reply to the email that I have sent to you.

Note: WORLDFOODS products are food allergens free, trans-fat free and gluten free with no artificial preservatives, coloring or flavouring, as well as being suitable for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs and Muslims. In KL, WORLDFOODS products are available at Village Grocer (Bangsar Village 1, Sunway Giza, Mt Kiara), Jaya Grocers (Intermark, Empire Shopping, Plaza Jelutong) and Hock Choon @ Ampang.

Roast chicken with Indonesian sweet tamarind sauce
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Serves 4-5

6 chicken maryland, separated into drumsticks and thighs, washed and patted dry

For the marinade
1/2 cup WORLDFOODS Indonesian sweet tamarind marinade sauce
1/4 cup light soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp grated ginger
1/4 tsp coarse black pepper
2 tbsp black treacle (or molasses)

1. Mix marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Make a few shallow scores on the chicken skin. Place chicken pieces into the marinade, and turn them around so that they are well coated. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 190°C (roast mode). Arrange marinated chicken onto a tray lined with foil, then brush with some of the marinade. Set aside some of the marinade for later. Place tray in oven and cook for 15 minutes, then remove and brush remaining marinade and cook for a further 10-15 minutes, until chicken is cooked and the skin is sticky and crispy.

3. Serve with quinoa salad.

Healthy quinoa salad
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves 4

100g organic quinoa
1 Japanese cucumber
1/3 carrot
6 cherry tomatoes
A handful fresh parsley
1 tbsp fresh mint
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar

1. Place quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse under tap water for 2-3 minutes. Add rinsed quinoa and 200g water to a saucepan and bring to the boil then lower to medium heat. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the quinoa becomes translucent and the white germ forms a visible spiral on the exterior of the quinoa grain.

2.. Drain well using a fine-mesh strainer, then return the quinoa to pot and cover, letting it fluff up for 10-15 minutes. Mix together the quinoa with all the other ingredients and dress with olive oil and white balsamic vinegar. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Stir fried chicken with Indonesian sweet tamarind sauce
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves 3-4

1 large piece chicken breast (approx. 500g), cut into small chunks
2 tbsp cooking oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 large onion, cut into 1/8ths
2 spring onion, cut into 1 inch lengths
1/3 cup WORLDFOODS Indonesian sweet tamarind sauce
1/8 tsp coarse black pepper
1/2 tsp chicken stock granules

1. In a wok, heat oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic and onion, and cook for about 2 minutes, until the garlic is lightly golden. Add the chicken, and stir fry for about 4-5 minutes, or until cooked through.

2. Add the WORLDFOODS Indonesian sweet tamarind sauce, and stir to coat well. Season with black pepper and chicken stock granules. Add the spring onion and cook for a further 30 seconds. Serve immediately with rice.

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*This recipe was featured on Asian Food Channel's FB page on 6 April 2014.


  1. Definitely a must try out with the WORLDFOODS Indonesian sweet tamarind sauce. I want to enter this giveaway/

  2. Seems like a perfect dish to go with rice!

    I want to enter this giveaway!

  3. Hmm the sauce sounds fantastic! I don't think I can get it here, but I can continue drooling here. :) I love your healthy quinoa salad too. I've been eating quinoa but the challenge is my kids... will try salad next time!

  4. I want to enter this giveaway!

  5. Wow ... The fried or BBQ chicken seems good and appealing. I really want to try it.

  6. Yummy quick sauce! Must give it a try soon

  7. Gosh..."tamarind" also makes my mouth water leh.... am gonna try my luck on this one so here goes

    "I want to enter this giveaway". Kathy .

  8. Hi Yen,
    Both the chicken and quinoa salad looks wonderful! I'm very sure the drumsticks would do a fast disappearing act if served in my house!

    "I want to enter this giveaway"
    Joyce @

  9. Yen, your chicken drumsticks do look absolutely scrumptious. Being the "kiamsiap" person that I am, I want to enter your giveaway hah...hah....

    I want to enter this giveaway.

  10. this looks really addictive .. i bet i could finish all three chicken drumsticks in three minutes! a nice way to incorporate southeast asian flavours into a roast chicken dish :D

  11. Yum this looks amazing! You've got some fab recipes on your blog. This is going on my list for next week's meals

  12. Love love love the juicy-looking "gai bei!" Yen, I'm so paiseh, I haven't had quinoa b4 though it is such a popular dish in Australia now. We can even find quinoa milk(long life milk) here.

  13. We can't get that brand here (that I know of anyway) but I love using tamarind on meat, especially rich meat. I wonder if tamarind paste would work in its place.

  14. Nice shots! Love the way you cook this Roasted chicken with Indonesian sweet tamarind sauce too.
    "I want to enter this giveaway"
    Esther Lau

  15. That chicken looks so delectable Yen. I can imagine the sauce to be very yummy.

  16. Your chicken looks finger licking good!

  17. I want to enter this giveaway!

  18. OMG this looks SO good, Hueyyen! Going to save this and try it for a dinner with friends one night.

    1. Thanks Peggy! Hope u will like it as much as we did :)

  19. The skin is GLORIOUS!!!

    I want to enter this giveaway!!!

  20. I want to enter this giveaway!
    hamimah zakaria

  21. I want to enter this giveaway!
    hamimah zakaria

  22. I want to enter this giveaway!
    Loh Sook Peng

  23. I want to enter this giveaway!
    Azlinawati Munajat

  24. I want to enter this giveaway
    Name: Jessica Lee Keat Yen

  25. And the winners of the giveaway are: Esther (No.7) and Loh Sook Peng (No.11).

    1. I am so happy that I am one of the winners.Thank you Yen and Worldfoods!
      Congrats to Loh Sook Peng too :)


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