Healthy Turmeric Chicken Stew


This is one of my favorite 30-minute weeknight recipes. Turmeric (curcuma) is a bright yellow spice primarily found in India and Indonesia, and is one of the main ingredients in curry. It adds an exotic color and flavor to any dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
28 mins
Total Time:
43 mins
6 cups


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed

  • 2 sweet potatoes, cubed

  • ½ red onion, chopped

  • 1 small eggplant, cubed

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric

  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until browned and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Add sweet potatoes and onion; cook and stir until onion is translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add eggplant, garlic, ginger, and turmeric; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Pour in broth and simmer stew until thickened, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute canola oil for the olive oil, if desired.

Substitute water for the chicken broth, if desired.

Add more chicken broth or water to the recipe to adjust the thickness of the stew, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

183 Calories
6g Fat
24g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 538mg 11%

* 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.

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