Recipe: Grilled Chicken Skewers with Tamarind Marinade

(Can’t find tamarind? See * below)

Serves 4

• 1/4 cup tamarind concentrate
• 2 teaspoons minced garlic
• 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
• 1/2 tablespoon salt
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins
• Wooden skewers


Whisk tamarind, garlic, sugar, salt, and oil in a shallow dish until sugar is dissolved. Add chicken and toss to coat all pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before using and preheat grill to medium-high. Thread 1-2 chicken tenderloins onto each skewer. Place them on the grill for about 5 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

Using tongs, remove from the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

*Tamarind can be found in most Asian grocery stores, or mix equal parts of lime juice and additional light brown sugar as a substitute.