Healthy Turmeric Chicken Stew


This turmeric chicken stew recipe is one of my favorite 30-minute weeknight recipes. Turmeric (curcumin) is a bright yellow spice primarily found in India and Indonesia. It's one of the main ingredients in curry and adds vibrant color and flavor to any dish.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed

  • ½ medium 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, or more as needed


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until 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.

  2. Pour in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally and adding more broth if necessary, until vegetables are tender and stew has thickened, about 20 minutes.


You can use canola oil for olive oil and water for chicken broth 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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