Healthy 20-Minute Creamy Turmeric Chicken Recipe Is On Dinner Repeat by Donna John

Healthy 20-Minute Creamy Turmeric Chicken Recipe Is On Dinner Repeat

The tender chicken drenched in this turmeric-heavy coconut sauce is subtle, yet bold. This tasty one-pan turmeric chicken recipe is on the table (seriously!) in 20 minutes. The health benefits of turmeric are undeniable – from reducing inflammation and triglyceride levels to reducing your risk of heart disease. It's definitely a winner winner chicken dinner.

To make this easy 20-minute chicken dinner with creamy spinach coconut sauce you will need just a few ingredients. Here is your easy shopping list: chicken, ground turmeric, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, crushed red pepper flakes, olive oil, onion, garlic, fresh ginger, coconut milk, fresh spinach and limes for juicing.

Serve this quick and easy turmeric chicken over white rice, brown rice or quinoa

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Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • I've used both boneless chicken breast and ground chicken in this recipe, and both are delicious.
  • Adjust the amount of crushed red pepper flakes to suit your heat preferences. You can also omit them.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the turmeric, cumin, cinnamon and crushed red pepper flakes. Season the chicken breast chunks with salt and pepper, and then sprinkle with the turmeric mixture to completely cover. Heat the oil in a skillet and cook the chicken until brown on all sides, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add the onion, garlic and ginger. Continue to cook about 2 more minutes.
  3. Pour in the coconut milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the spinach and lime juice, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the spinach wilts. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 202

Total Fat: 11.7g

Saturated Fat: 6.5g

Cholesterol: 29mg

Sodium: 64mg

Total Carbohydrate: 14.4g

Dietary Fiber: 5.9g

Total Sugars: 2.7g

Protein: 14g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 130mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 471mg

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Elisa Schmitz
OMG that looks SO good! And healthy. Definitely a winner and I'm definitely making this. Thank you, Donna John !
Donna John
This was a keeper. So easy and loaded with healthy turmeric and spinach. Making this again real soon.
Donna John
I made this tonight but used ground chicken instead of breast. So good. Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Susan Masterson, PhD
I made this last night and it was AMAZING! Will definitely keep this as a go-to for inflammation-fighting meals!
Donna John
It's one of my favorites. Can't decide if I like using ground chicken or chicken breasts best. What did you use? Susan Masterson, PhD
Susan Masterson, PhD
We had chicken breast. Might consider the ground meat sometime too.

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