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Turmeric Chicken Recipe

Serves 2 | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 5 Minutes


8 oz skinless and boneless chicken meat (breast or thigh), cut into strips
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 onion, sliced
1 red chili, deseeded and cut into thick strips
2 oz French beans, cut into 2-inch strips
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Salt to taste


1. Marinate the chicken with the turmeric powder and oyster sauce for 15 minutes.
2. Heat up a wok and add the oil. Stir-fry the onion until aromatic, then add the chicken and do a few quick stirs.
3. Add the red chili, French beans and stir well with the ingredients in the wok.
4. Add the water into the wok and continue to cook the chicken.
5. Add the sugar and salt (to taste), and continue stirring until the chicken is cooked through. Dish out and serve immediately with steamed rice.

Cook’s Note:

Turmeric powder is derived from the turmeric root. You can get the spice easily at the spice aisle at regular supermarkets or Asian supermarkets. Turmeric powder is yellow in color and has a nice aroma.

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9 comments... read them below or add one

  1. brandonh says:

    My mum used to make ayam goreng kunyit when I was a kid and it was one of my favourite dishes! So glad you shared this recipe. Is there any chance you can also publish the deep fried version of it?

  2. Remember having this dish at a wok stand in KL. Inchi Kabin also another favorite chicken classic I can’t wait to get back having in Msia next year.

  3. Candice says:

    Yum! I have a pack of tumeric powder at home. I’m bookmarking this for weeknight meals. How long can tumeric powder be stored?

  4. Bern says:

    I’ve got turmeric powder here already but my local greengrocer has just started stocking the fresh root. What would be the fresh equivalent of the powdered turmeric? Also have you got any more recipes for using turmeric? I’ve read that it has some really good health qualities so now that I can get it fresh I’ll start using it more often. Thanks for your help.

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