1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan with high sides over medium-high heat and add the onion to saute; add the garlic and hot peppers after a few minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir to dissolve (it doesn’t have to dissolve completely).
2. When the onion is at the point of browning, add the turmeric and swirl to mix with the oil. Now add the chicken pieces, browning them a few minutes on each side while sprinkling them with salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, and chili powder.