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Chicken Thighs with Turmeric and Sea Salt

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"This is a delicious main dish with minimal prep time. This recipe works well with fish too. Serve with rice, pasta, or a hearty salad."
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1 h 26 m servings 187
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Grind turmeric and sea salt into a fine paste using a mortar and pestle. Rub paste evenly over chicken thighs. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for flavors to develop, about 1 hour.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in hot oil and cook until brown underneath, about 8 minutes. Flip and cook second side until browned, about 8 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the chicken should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You might have to vary the amount of salt depending on the size of the chicken parts. I use chicken thighs because I prefer fattier meat but chicken breasts would taste just as lovely I believe.
  • If you are using a Happycall® pan just grease both sides of the pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 187 calories; 11.5 0.5 19.2 70 505 Full nutrition

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I used one chicken breast instead of a thigh, as written in the notes and liked this recipe. The amounts of seasoning need some tweaking in my opinion. I used 1/4 tsp of salt and found it way to...

VERY good starter recipe! I had no fresh turmeric root, so I looked up the equivalent in powder (which I've always got in my spice cabinet) and found 1 tsp ground turmeric = 1 inch of fresh roo...

I used six chicken thighs, so I added 1 tsp of salt and it was too much. I would make this again for myself, as my husband doesn't like chicken much, let alone thighs. His loss.

I had some reservations about trying this because I've never used turmeric. I also had to use turmeric powder since buying it by the root is impossible in my area. I did leave the skin on and it...

This is a great recipe! My husband absolutely hates chicken and he loved this. Our seven year old daughter loved it too. I used chicken thighs and followed the recipe to a T. However, when the f...

I will be making this again and very soon! It was so simple with a very high flavor impact. My very picking family loved it.