Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Tamarind Sauce

by Erica Dinho on January 24, 2013

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Tamarind Sauce

This Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Tamarind Sauce recipe has been sitting on my computer waiting to be shared for a couple of months! I made it for dinner on a weekend back in November, and then it got buried in my drafts folder. I’m not sure how I let that happen but it’s time to remedy the situation.

I hope you enjoy making this recipe at your home, and find pleasure in the wonderful aromas and flavors this dish has to offer.

Buen provecho!



(4 servings)

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken legs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 8 thin slices of your favorite bacon
  • Sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup of chicken stock
  • 1 cup of tamarind pulp
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Tamarind Sauce


  1. Place chicken legs in a dish and season with salt, pepper, cumin, thyme and onion powder.
  2. Place all the tamarind sauce in the blender and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  4. Wrap a bacon slice around each chicken leg. Arrange the chicken on baking pan. Drizzle the tamarind sauce over the legs and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  5. Bake for about 45 minutes, until bacon is crisp and chicken cooked through.
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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Raquel (Thoughtful Eating) January 24, 2013 at 11:53 AM

This looks delicious! I wish I could find Tamarind pulp in my area :-(


2 Belinda @zomppa January 25, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Dang, wish that was my lunch!!


3 January 25, 2013 at 3:59 PM

This looks very good. I have to start experimenting with tamarind. The bacon really makes it even more interesting :-D


4 Chris January 25, 2013 at 5:11 PM

I love the flavors that tamarind brings but I don’t like the effort needed to make the pulp myself. I’ve done it several times, but wish it was easier. The chicken sounds excellent!


5 Jenn and Seth January 26, 2013 at 10:35 AM

oh my gosh, such a delicious dish! i’m in love with that tamarind sauce!


6 grace January 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM

bacon wrapping is always a good idea. :)
that sauce sounds fantastic!


7 Angie@Angie's Recipes January 28, 2013 at 4:37 AM

This looks so flavoursome and delicious! Love the tamarind sauce.


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