Grilled Turmeric Chicken kabobs on a bed of rice

Grilled Turmeric Chicken

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.
Course Entrée/Main
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 445kcal
Author Flavour & Savour


  • 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.


You could use boneless chicken breasts if you like, but the thighs have more flavour and will be more juicy.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 323mg | Sodium: 1622mg | Potassium: 940mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3.7mg