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I love when I can find a meal that is healthy & tasty!¬† This antioxidative and¬†anti-inflammatory recipe for Lemon Skillet Chicken with Turmeric is amazing.¬†It’s an easy dish to make on a school night, just like this sheet-pan garlic chicken¬† & it is just as easy to clean up as it is to make (a win-win!)

A pan filled  with Chicken and sauce.

Mickey and I prefer to eat clean, whole foods and this one fits the bill.¬† It’s made with just a few simple ingredients.¬†¬†This recipe for Turmeric Lemon Skillet Chicken has just enough lemon juice, herbs, and spices to make it very flavorful.

Anti-Inflammatory Lemon Turmeric Skillet Chicken

What are the Benefits of Turmeric?

Turmeric,¬†originally known as Indian Saffron,¬†is the perfect food for the¬†body and brain.¬† It’s well known for its anti-inflammatory properties.¬† Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, is great for the body.¬† It’s just a¬†bonus great¬†side effect of using the spice on the foods we love.¬† (Note: you can pick up turmeric supplements for additional curcumin).¬† ¬†It is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent¬†and it is a very strong antioxidant.

A close up of a plate of cooked Chicken and Turmeric

Effects of Turmeric:¬†¬†Turmeric and curcumin are well-known for health benefits.¬† According to¬†healthline.com, it actually improves memory and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s¬†disease.¬† It’s even been known to help reduce the side effects of rheumatoid arthritis.

The citrus fruit & citric acid in this lemon skillet chicken brighten it up and bring a great flavor to the dish.  Plus, I love the smell of lemon, so I love cooking this chicken meal.
A close up of cooked chicken and turmeric seasoning on a white plate.

Turmeric Lemon Skillet Chicken

When I find a meal that my family loves, it goes on my “make every month” list.¬† ¬†I think that my kids love this meal because the flavor is different than the chicken recipes that I would normally make.¬† I often make baked chicken, but having this lemon skillet chicken meal with turmeric flavoring (you can use turmeric extract) is out of the norm because of the flavorful turmeric.

A close up of a plate of cooked Chicken and Turmeric

This recipe is quick, with a prep time of only ten minutes.¬† It will cook for an hour, but it’s easy.

A black skillet with Chicken and Turmeric.

What Ingredients do you need?
A box of chicken stock with a jar of garlic and bottles of seasoning sitting beside raw chicken.

  • Chicken thighs (Get the bone-in, skin-on chicken)
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone in skin on
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • Fresh parsley to garnish
    .
    Spice Mix:A raw chicken breast on a white plate next to a bowl of mixed seasonings.
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¬Ĺ teaspoon salt
  • ¬Ĺ teaspoon pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the turmeric, paprika, salt, and pepper. Season each chicken thigh on both sides. Gently lift the skin and rub the spices underneath as well.A plate of raw chicken seasoned with Turmeric.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Allow the skillet to get hot by waiting about 5 minutes before adding two tablespoons of olive oil. After the oil is hot, place the chicken thighs in the skillet – top down.A close up of cooked chicken and turmeric seasoning on a white plate.
    Allow the chicken to cook for about 4 minutes without touching. They should turn a nice golden brown color. Flip the chicken and allow them to cook on the bottom side for about 4 minutes. Remove the chicken thighs and place on a plate.

     

    A black skillet with cooked chicken seasoned with turmeric.

  4. Pour one cup of chicken broth in the hot skillet to deglaze the pan. Use a wooden spoon to scrape off any brown bits. 

    A close up of a metal pan with Chicken and sauce being poured in with a ladle.

  5. Add minced garlic and the juice of 1 lemon to the pan, stir. 

    A black skillet with cooked Chicken and Turmeric.
    A close up of food

  6. Place the chicken back in the skillet and allow the sauce to simmer for 5 minutes. 

    A close up of a black skillet with Chicken and Turmeric

  7. Turn off the heat and place the skillet in the preheated oven for 35 minutes to finish the cooking process.A pan filled  with Chicken and sauce.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve warm. 

    A close up of cooked Chicken and Turmeric on a white serving plate.
    This recipe is easy to make & looks as great as it tastes!PS- Try this apple cobbler for dessert! Another dinner recipe you might like: 2 Ingredient Crockpot Meal 

4.67 from 3 votes

Turmeric Lemon Skillet Chicken

By Becky Mansfield
This Lemon Skillet Chicken with Turmeric is an easy and simple meal. The bone in thighs get crispy in a cast iron skillet that finishes cooking in the oven. This recipe has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, plus it tastes amazing. Serve it as a weeknight dinner served with pasta or rice.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken thighs bone in skin on
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • Fresh parsley to garnish

Spice Mix:

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¬Ĺ teaspoon salt
  • ¬Ĺ teaspoon pepper

Instructions 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the spice mix. Season each chicken thigh on both sides. Gently lift the skin and rub the spices underneath as well.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Allow the skillet to get hot by waiting about 5 minutes before adding two tablespoons of olive oil. After the oil is hot, place the chicken thighs in the skillet - top down. Allow the chicken to cook for about 4 minutes without touching. They should turn a nice golden brown color. Flip the chicken and allow them to cook on the bottom side for about 4 minutes. Remove the chicken thighs and place on a plate.
  • Pour one cup of chicken broth in the hot skillet to deglaze the pan. Use a wooden spoon to scrape off any brown bits.
  • Add minced garlic and the juice of 1 lemon to the pan, stir.
  • Place the chicken back in the skillet and allow the sauce to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and place the skillet in the preheated oven for 35 minutes to finish the cooking process.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve warm.

Notes

Yields: 4 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 50 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 594mg, Potassium: 349mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 334IU, Vitamin C: 19mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy
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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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