• Sweet and Savory Plum chicken

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    Sweet and Savory Plum chicken
    Prep: 6 hours Cook: 20 min Servings: 4
    by Hina Gujral
    170 recipes
    Plum in the Chicken, yes you read it right it is Plum Chicken, full of flavors, sweet, sour, spicy, tangy actually with each bite of chicken all those spices with plum create a medley of flavors in your mouth and you end up licking your fingers or I should frame it this way it is finger licking good. Inspiration for this plum chicken comes from caramelized duck I tasted in Hong Kong, which is quite a popular dish in the menu of most of the restaurants.


    • 500g boneless chicken, cut into small pieces
    • For the marinade:
    • ⅓ Cup plum puree (see recipe here)
    • Salt, as per taste
    • 1 tsp cumin powder
    • 1/4 tsp garam masala (see recipe here)
    • 1 tsp red chili powder
    • Other ingredients:
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 red bell pepper, cut into cubes
    • 2 - 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 tsp light brown sugar
    • ⅓ Cup chicken stock
    • 2 tsp light soya sauce
    • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
    • 1 tsp oyster sauce
    • Salt, as per taste
    • Oil for cooking
    • To garnish:
    • 1 tsp sesame seeds
    • 2 - 3 tbsp chopped spring onion greens


    1. Clean, wash and dry chicken pieces.
    2. Mix all the ingredients mentioned under marinade like a spice rub and massage all over the chicken pieces. Keep the chicken in marinade for at least 6 hours or best overnight.
    3. Heat heavy bottomed pan and add cooking oil. Saute onion and garlic until translucent.
    4. Add the marinated chicken pieces and saute for another 5 minutes.
    5. Add sugar and saute for another 1 - 2 minutes. Glaze the pan with hot chicken stock and scrape out with spoon all the masala stuck in the pan, this helps creating great sauce for the chicken.
    6. Now add in sauces, salt, bell pepper and let the chicken simmer until done.
    7. To finish the chicken sprinkle some sesame seeds and chopped greens on top. Serve hot with rice.

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    • ShaleeDP
      Anything chicken is worth a try for me :)

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