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Turmeric Chicken Recipe

Turmeric chicken is a Malay recipe. Chicken is marinated with turmeric and cooked. Easy turmeric chicken recipe with chicken, turmeric, & chili.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Malaysian
Keyword Turmeric Chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 292 kcal


  • 8 oz skinless and boneless chicken meat, breast or thigh and 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 bean, 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.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Turmeric Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 301mg13%
Potassium 617mg18%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 445IU9%
Vitamin C 39.2mg48%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.