Create a Flavor Sensation with Kumquat Chicken

Do you have a flavor adventure in your palate? Kumquat Chicken is a delightfully exotic dish that will transport your taste buds to a world of flavor. Citrusy and sweet, juicy kumquats are paired with tender chicken to create a delicious meal. This dish will elevate your everyday chicken dinner with a burst of unexpected yet wholly tantalizing flavors and is both straightforward and simple to prepare. Let’s explore the world of Kumquat Chicken!

What are Kumquats?

Kumquats are small, oval-shaped citrus fruits that share a close resemblance to oranges but have an intense flavor. When eaten raw, the inside of a kumquat is sweet, while the exterior is tart. When cooking with kumquats, the flavor is transformed into a subtle sweet-tart blend. As a result, kumquats act as the perfect bridge between sweet and savory ingredients and make a delightful addition to stews, salads, sauces, and today’s featured dish, Kumquat Chicken.

Kumquat Chicken

This Kumquat Chicken is irresistibly juicy with a unique tangy flavor. The tartness of the kumquats pairs beautifully with the creamy texture of the yogurt, pairing the sweet and savory elements together. The addition of thyme and onions creates a fragrant and filling meal.


– 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
– 2 teaspoons thyme
– 1 onion, finely chopped
– 8 kumquats, sliced
– Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.

3. Add cubed chicken and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add chopped onion, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for an additional 3 minutes.

5. Remove from heat and transfer the chicken and onion mixture to a baking dish.

6. Mix together Greek yogurt, kumquats, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.

7. Pour the yogurt mixture over the chicken and onion mixture in the baking dish.

8. Place in preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.

9. Serve over rice, quinoa, or noodles and enjoy!


Kumquat Chicken is a delightfully delicious meal that is sure to steal the show at your next gathering. Not only is it easy to recreate, but its complex flavor is sure to impress. Step outside the box of your usual menu items an embark on a flavor journey with Kumquat Chicken. Bon Appetit!