Best Turmeric Recipes
Recently I read it online that turmeric is a super food that does wonders to our health. The yellow color root belongs to the ginger family and is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, has wound healing and other medicinal benefits.
It’s one of my favorite spices; it imparts an exotic taste, wonderful fragrance and aromas to protein such as chicken.
This honey turmeric chicken is a great recipe to introduce you to turmeric. The chicken is moist, juicy, delicious, golden in color, with an intense aroma and absolutely mouthwatering.
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Ingredients for Honey Turmeric Chicken
- Chicken thighs
- Oyster sauce or soy sauce
- Turmeric powder
- Cayenne powder
Frequently Asked Questions
What Foods Can You Put Turmeric On?
You can sprinkle turmeric on all kinds of food, varying from rice, soup, salads, vegetables, and eggs. It even goes well on a cob of corn. Turmeric stains easily so make sure you use spoon and do not spill them over your countertop.
What Can You Use Turmeric Spice For?
Turmeric has an active compound, curcumin, which has been proven to prevent Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, depression, and arthritis.
How Many Calories?
This recipe has 315 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
This dish is best served with steamed rice or noodles. For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Honey Turmeric Chicken
Honey Turmeric Chicken - sticky, savory and sweet honey chicken marinated with turmeric and cooked on skillet. Quick and easy dinner in 15 mins.
- 4 chicken thighs, deboned but skin-on
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce or soy sauce
- 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon oil
Add the garlic, honey, oyster sauce, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper and salt to the chicken, stir to combine well.
Heat up a skillet (cast-iron preferred) on medium heat and add the oil. Transfer the chicken to the skillet and cook on both sides, until they turn golden brown, crispy on the bottom and nicely glazed and browned on the skin side.
Dish out and serve immediately.
You may use chicken breast, chicken drumsticks or wings for this recipe. You may also bake or grill this recipe. If baking, bake it at 400F for 20 minutes are until the chicken is slightly charred.
We had this tonight, using chicken breasts. Cooked it on the grill and served with steamed broccoli and baked sweet potatoes. So pretty, too; wish I could post a photo. Thank you for a healthy alternative!
Thanks for trying my recipe.
With some of your recipes, you specifically mention the Instant Pot, while others you recommend the skillet. I would like to make the Honey Turmeric Chicken in the Instant Pot, and while you might not have made it in the Instant Pot, do the recommendations differ at?
Yes you can make this recipe in an Instant Pot.
I have tried this recipe twice and my family loves the smooth turmeric and honey flavour. I did add a few pinches more salt though. Thank you so much for the recipe!
Researching recipes for my family, and this website never fails! Thank you so much for the fantastic food. ?
Thanks Kathryn. Please try more recipes: https://rasamalaysia.com/recipe-index-gallery/
Hi Bee! My family loved your Bulgogi recipe, and tonight I am preparing the Honey Turmeric Chicken! Thank you for sharing your love of cooking with us!
Awesome thanks and please try more recipes on my site: https://rasamalaysia.com/recipe-index-gallery/
Hi Bee, Just bought tumeric and would like to try this recipe. Is it possible to use midwings and also panfry them instead? Will the chix burn easily as there is honey and not advisable to panfry? Pls advise. Thanks.
You can pan fry with mid wings.
Rarely does a recipe move from first try to permanent rotation in our family – but this one did it. We have made it using thighs, chicken breasts, in the fry pan and on the bbq. Served with jasmine rice and a side salad it is both healthy and delicious. Always a winner with guests as well. Thanks for the introduction! You can bet I will be looking at your other recipes as well!
Hi Mike, thanks so much. All my recipes are good. Please try more: https://rasamalaysia.com/recipe-index-gallery/
Hello this sounds and looks great. I don’t have a cast iron skillet. Also, do the chicken thighs have to be boneless? I never seen boneless thigh; only skinless AND boneless, but we want the skin, right? Thanks for your help!
Just follow the instructions. Buy chicken thighs with bones and then debone.
Lol yes you can use any chicken you want and make this in a different skillet! Not loling at you, I was loling at the other reply to ‘just follow the instructions ‘
Just tried the honey turmeric chicken for my husband and me. Mr Fussy likes it. A keeper for future meals.
That’s awesome, it’s very yummy!
This is great! I’ve made it several times. Thanks for the yummy recipe.
I made the Honey Turmeric Chicken last night and it was so good! It smelled so good while cooking that my whole family came to the kitchen to see what was! lol I used boneless skinless chicken breast cut into chunks. I doubled the recipe to feed everyone and I added about 2 tablespoons of fresh minced Ginger. I baked it in the oven with a little bit of coconut oil on the pan, until done. Then transferred it to my cast iron skillet with all the juices and browned it a little for maybe 5 minutes. Served it over steamed rice cooked in my rice pot with a little turmeric on it and steamed veggies. We will definitely be making this recipe again!
Hi Lisa, so happy your entire family loved my honey turmeric chicken. Please check out and try my other recipes, they are all very good: https://rasamalaysia.com/recipe-index-gallery/
I have been eating more heart healthy type of meals since a heart attack. Turmeric has become a major part of recipes I use. I made this exact recipe a couple months ago after I was looking for new ideas – it was great. Tonight I was looking again for a similar meal, so I modified your original recipe. I diced chicken breast into 3/4″ cubes and cooked in skillet with a little coconut oil until browned. I made the rest of the recipe as instructed, minus the soy or oyster sauce. I made extra honey & turmeric with some cornstarch and 1 cup of water for a sauce. Dished the meat onto a bed of angel hair pasta, with some of the sauce over the top. It made for an excellent change that tasted fantastic. I used to be kind of nervous about cooking with turmeric, but have learned that it is as easy as any other spice. Thank you for the original recipe and inspiration to experiment.
Kevin – thanks for trying my honey turmeric chicken recipe.
Delicious! Second time making this, but this time I added about a tablespoon of mince ginger. Seared both sides of the chicken then finished in the oven. Turned out even better than the original recipe. I even saved some of the sauce mix for basting during the cooking process! 10/10!