February 11, 2014

Sriracha, onion and maple syrup chicken

Sometimes, I get stuck in one way of cooking and sometimes it takes a meal outside to break out of that rut. I make tandoori chicken and Lil A likes it, so I keep making it the same way again and again. Just when I was getting a little bored of it, I had chicken at a friend's place recently with some harissa and lemon juice. That's what I needed to jolt me out of the routine! I started rethinking my chicken recipe too.

For the last couple of weeks I have been experimenting with chicken and spices and now I think it is ready to share. With spice, color and a hint of sweet, this chicken recipe covers it all. The best thing is, this recipe is quite flexible. You can change it as you want. No yogurt, add some lemon juice instead. I've done it and it has worked.

In kids news, Tiny M is walking around nowadays. He stumbles and falls, but always manages to pick up and start again. He loves balls and hats and will go after them with a determination that's funny and endearing.

Lil A is starting to read. He can read start books with three or four words. But, sometimes he just makes up a word. What are some of the books your child liked when they were starting to read?

Coming back to the recipe, here is how I did it.

8-10 pieces of chicken
1/4 cup yogurt
2 tbspoon maple syrup
1 1/2 tspoon sriracha sauce
1/2 small onion chopped
1 tbspoon cilantro stems chopped
1/2 tspoon paprika powder
1/2 tspoon cumin seed powder
1 tbspoon oil
salt to taste

Sriracha, onion, maple syrup chicken
Mix all the spices, onion and cilantro stems in the yogurt.

Sriracha, onion, maple syrup chicken
Add the chicken pieces and let it marinate for 4-5 hours.

Heat the oven to 350 deg F. Bake the chicken for 13 minutes and then switch the oven to broil.

Broil the chicken for another 12 minutes, turning them over at mid point.

Sriracha, onion, maple syrup chicken
Spoon all the sauce in the tray over the chicken pieces and serve warm. Goes very well with some naan and even makes a great sandwich.

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Love seeing Tiny M in Lil A's firehat! The recipe sounds wonderful.

    1. We've had some delicate moments revolving Lil A's hat. :)

  2. Wowo the chicken looks so good, looks like both the kids are growing up fast.

    1. Thanks Finla, time surely flies.

  3. Wow! chicken looks really good.

  4. Hey lil one started walking ..great...and this must be very delicious..ekto mishti ..ekto jhaal ..hugs

    1. thanks Jaya. The mishti comes after the jhaal. :)


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