Sweet and Sour Indian Chicken

Brain Healthy Ingredients: Chicken, Cinnamon, Garlic, Onions, Turmeric Learn more

This is a standout dinner party meal that everyone likes, with a great balance of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors.


If you like spicier food, you can add hot chili flakes to taste with the other dry spices.


Ingredients (serves 6-8):

  • 3 pounds chicken thighs, skinless, bone-in
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, sliced thinly
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth



    • Heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium high heat.
    • Dredge chicken pieces in flour to coat and brown chicken on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside.
    • In the same pan, add remaining tablespoon of oil, onions, and garlic and cook until soft and golden brown. Add sugar and spices. Cook and stir for about a minute, then add vinegar and broth.
    • Add chicken, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Taste sauce and add salt if necessary. Serve chicken and sauce over a bed of basmati rice with a simple green salad on the side.



Author: off the (meat)hook