Chicken Thighs with Turmeric and Sea Salt


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
16 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 26 mins
2 servings


  • 1 (1 inch) piece turmeric root, peeled and diced

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vegetable oil


  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(R) pan just grease both sides of the pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

187 Calories
12g Fat
1g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 187
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 506mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 191mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.