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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • 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.

  • 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.


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

Nutrition Facts

360 calories; 8 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 125 mg cholesterol; 205 mg sodium. 600 mg potassium; 27 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 42 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 67 IU vitamin a; 6 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 16 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 17 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 33 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (5)

38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
I don't own a grill but I made this in my NuWave oven and it came out fantastic. I also could not find fresh turmeric, so I used the dry spice. Very good flavor. Will make this again.
Rating: 5 stars
I made this recipe being nervous about my picky husband and I'm so happy I tried it. I did not have fresh turmeric but I used powdered instead. I made it on the stove in a cast iron pan with a very small amount of olive oil so it wouldn't stick. I marinated the chicken overnight and I feel that was very helpful not only with the flavor but in tenderizing the chicken. I would advise anyone not to ignore the "toast the coriander seeds" thing because I think it's a very important part of the recipe. The plain basmati rice was very well balanced with the flavorful chicken. If it tasted this good on the stove-top in a cast iron pan ( I feel the cast iron pan helps, instead of a plain pan), it would be amazing on a grill. This is a must save recipe. Thank you for it!
Rating: 4 stars
Very good!
Rating: 4 stars
Rating: 3 stars
Can the author inform us that don't have or can't find fresh turmeric how much powdered turmeric to substitute?