Turmeric-Ginger Marinated Chicken


Try this flavorful chicken dinner recipe for supper tonight. Seasoned with fresh turmeric, ginger, garlic, and coriander seeds, this is one chicken recipe that you'll want to keep handy.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Marinate Time:
2 hrs
Grill Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 32 mins


  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh turmeric*

  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted and ground

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 1/2 lb.) or 1 1/2 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • Cooked basmati rice

  • Lime wedges

  • Fresh snipped fresh cilantro


  1. For marinade, in a small bowl whisk together the first eight ingredients (through salt). Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator 2 to 24 hours.

  2. Remove chicken from marinade; discard any marinade remaining in bag. Place chicken on a well-greased grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes or until done (165°F for breasts, at least 170°F for thighs), turning once. Serve chicken with rice and lime wedges. If desired, sprinkle with fresh cilantro.

    Turmeric-Ginger Marinated Chicken
    Andy Lyons


To peel turmeric, use a vegetable scrubber to remove the tender peel.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 5.8mg 29%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 600mg 13%
Folate, total 17mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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