These succulent Grilled Turmeric Chicken Kabobs are spicy, salty and garlicky all in one juicy bite.
Mmmm. Just look at that colour on these juicy little turmeric chicken kabobs. Pure gold. You’ve read that turmeric is good for you, but how do you use it in a way your family will like it?
Here is a quick and easy recipe for grilled skewered chicken thighs with the added benefit of turmeric that is sure to be devoured!
- Blend marinade ingredients until a paste forms.
- Mix with the chicken cubes.
- Thread on to skewers and grill!
Should I eat more turmeric?
Turmeric recipes are finding their way on to Pinterest boards, but are its nutritional benefits fact or just a fad?
Western civilization has now discovered what the people of India have known for thousands of years. We should definitely be eating more turmeric.
Turmeric is a powerful, medicinal herb that has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, The curcumin it contains is linked to improve brain function (yay!), it may lower our risk of heart disease, and it may prevent, or even treat, cancer. Health benefits aside, turmeric adds colour and exotic flavour to our food, and that certainly holds true for this recipe for Grilled Turmeric Chicken Kabobs.
More Ways to use Turmeric
Buy dried turmeric in small quantities as it has a short shelf life and loses its potency after a few months. And once you have it in your pantry, try these recipes for Warm Turmeric Cinnamon Milk, Tropical Turmeric Smoothie, Turmeric Pick-Me-Up, and this fabulous Honey Mustard Chicken with Turmeric.
These succulent skewers of Thai-inspired, tender turmeric chicken are particularly good served over Thai Coconut Rice, made with Jasmine rice. They’re spicy, salty and garlicky all in one juicy bite. Garnish with some fresh cilantro leaves and serve sizzling from the grill.
This quick and easy healthy recipe for succulent grilled turmeric chicken kabobs is a delicious way to include more turmeric in your diet. Serve with Thai Coconut Rice.
- Rinse and pat dry chicken. Cut into 1 inch chunks and put into a large bowl.
- Combine all remaining ingredients in a food processor until a paste forms.
- Mix the paste with the chicken chunks. Refrigerate for an hour or two to let the flavours combine.
- Soak bamboo skewers in water.
- Thread the chicken on the skewers, packing tightly together.
- Grill over medium heat, turning occasionally until cooked through, for 10 to 15 minutes.
You could use boneless chicken breasts if you like, but the thighs have more flavour and will be more juicy.
Here are more delicious ways to add healthy turmeric into your diet
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