These succulent Grilled Turmeric Chicken Kabobs are spicy, salty and garlicky all in one juicy bite. A delicious way to eat turmeric more often!
These Thai-inspired, tender grilled turmeric chicken kabobs 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.
Mmmm. Just look at that colour on these juicy little skewers of turmeric chicken! Pure gold.
You've read that turmeric is good for you, but have you wondered how to use it in a way your family will like?
Here is a quick and easy recipe for grilled skewered chicken thighs with the added benefit of turmeric that is sure to be devoured! Let's get started.
Ingredients for Turmeric Chicken Kabobs
- boneless skinless chicken thighs: thighs are best for kabobs as they don't dry out like breasts tend to do.
- cilantro leaves
- ground coriander
- garlic: fresh cloves
- fish sauce: substitute tamari soy sauce with a splash of lime juice
- oyster sauce
- ground turmeric
- coconut sugar: or brown sugar
3 Easy Steps to Make these Grilled Turmeric Chicken Kabobs
- Blend marinade ingredients until a paste forms.
- Mix with the chicken cubes.
- Thread on to skewers and grill!
Is Turmeric just a fad?
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 believed 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 Delicious Healthy 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:
- Warm Turmeric Cinnamon Milk
- Tropical Turmeric Smoothie
- Turmeric Pick-Me-Up
- Mango Turmeric Overnight Oats with Kefir
- Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup
- and this fabulous Honey Mustard Chicken with Turmeric.
Grilled Turmeric Chicken
- 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 2 tbsp cilantro leaves
- 2 tsp ground coriander
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled
- 3 tbsp fish sauce
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp ground turmeric
- 2 tbsp brown sugar or coconut palm sugar
- 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.
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