Did you know that turmeric is a super food that does wonders for your health. The yellow color root, belongs to the ginger family, is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant. It is a well used spice in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, mainly because it imparts a wonderfully exotic taste, fragrance and aromas to protein such as chicken.
With that being said, this honey turmeric chicken is a great recipe to introduce you to turmeric. The chicken moist, juicy, delicious, golden in color, with an intense aroma and absolutely mouthwatering. Serve the chicken with steamed rice or noodles. It’s really delicious and takes only and easy to make, from preparation to dinner table. Just remember that turmeric stains easily so make sure you use spoon and do not spill them over your counter top.
4 chicken thighs, skin-on
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoon apple jelly
1 Tablespoon oyster sauce or soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Sriracha
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Kosher salt, to taste
1 Tablespoon oil
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Add the garlic, honey, apple jelly, oyster sauce, sriracha, brown sugar, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper and salt to a large bowl and stir to mix well. Add the chicken and completely coat with the marinade and set aside.
Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a cast-iron skillet and swirl skillet to evenly coat the bottom of the pan. Transfer the chicken to the skillet and cook for 35 to 40 minutes, until the chicken thighs turn golden brown, crispy on the bottom and nicely glazed and browned on the skin side with a slight char. Dish out and serve immediately.
You may use chicken breast, chicken drumsticks or wings for this recipe.