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Easy sticky lemon-turmeric chicken

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Sticky lemon turmeric chicken thighs baked in a honey, lemon and turmeric glaze is the perfect easy weeknight dinner served with greens.

Sticky lemon-turmeric chicken

Those of you who have been reading Simply Delicious for a while will know that I am a serious fan of one-pan chicken dishes. It is what I feed my family when I have zero inspiration and even less time and it is what I fall back on weekly when faced with the dreaded “what are we eating for dinner?”. It’s safe to say the Ryders pretty much run on easy chicken dishes, salad and the odd creamy pasta dish or two.

Sticky lemon-turmeric chickenThere has been much talk lately of turmeric and all its many health benefits. Turmeric is something I have loved cooking with for the longest time. Mostly because it gives food a really gorgeous yellow glow but also because I really like its earthy flavour and aroma. Mostly, though, it’s just been an extra I add to my curries. But I’ve been experimenting with it more and more and I have to say, this easy turmeric chicken recipe is one of my favourites. I love that I can do everything in one pan and that my kids always ask for seconds. Plus we have the added benefits of the turmeric with all its anti-inflammatory properties and the lemon’s alkalising goodness. I mean, we’re pretty much healing ourselves while we eat. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

 

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Easy sticky lemon-turmeric chicken
 
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Sticky lemon turmeric chicken thighs baked in a honey, lemon and turmeric glaze is the perfect easy weeknight dinner served with greens.
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Recipe type: Chicken, Dinner, Easy recipe, Turmeric,
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • salt, to taste
for the lemon-turmeric glaze/sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºc.
  2. Brown the chicken thighs in an oven-proof pan on both sides, seasoning generously with salt.
  3. Combine the honey, lemon juice, pepper, turmeric and curry powder and mix well.
  4. Pour the turmeric mix over the chicken and place in the oven.
  5. Allow to cook for 30 minutes, basting with the glaze every 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the glaze has thickened.
  6. Remove from the oven and serve.

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  • Monica
    Reply

    Just made this tonight. It was delicious. I added a splash of soy sauce and fresh garlic and it worked. My husband loved it and so did the kids. Thanks so much!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I love the addition of soy to this! So glad you and your family loved this recipe Monica.

  • D. J.
    Reply

    Made this dish this evening. Really enjoyed it. A bit “earthy ” in flavour with the turmeric. Next time, which will be soon, I’ll add some fresh ginger and a touch of garlic. I might also leave out the curry powder .

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      The turmeric is very earthy but I quite like it. This would be fantastic with added ginger and garlic and the curry powder will go quite nice with that as well. Will turn it into more of an Indian curry kind of a dish which will be delicious.

  • Andrea Holt
    Reply

    Does it really finish cooking with the 200 degrees oven?
    Thanks
    Andrea

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Yep, 200 degrees Celsius so around 390 fahrenheit.

    • Susan
      Reply

      It’s 200c. You may have to google, but I think that’s 375-400f.

  • Gina DeMarco
    Reply

    Can chicken drumsticks be used instead?

  • julie
    Reply

    Loved the recipe. I used bone in chicken breasts and baked them. They stayed moist, and were a big hit.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I’m so glad to hear that Julie. Love the idea of using bone-in chicken breasts.

  • Reply

    You totally had me at lemon turmeric glaze ~ yum!!

  • Jennifer
    Reply

    This recipe looks delicious. I only have chicken breasts at th moment. Could I make this with chicken breasts instead?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Jennifer. Absolutely. I wouldn’t bake it though. I would cook the chicken breasts in the pan until they are 80% cooked then add the glaze and just keep it on the stove top, basting with the glaze while cooking the last little bit. Baking it might dry out the chicken breasts too much.

      • Jennifer
        Reply

        I loved it! My kids couldn’t get enough either and I even had the leftovers the next day for lunch. Excellent recipe!

        • Alida Ryder
          Reply

          That’s great to hear Jennifer. I’m so glad you and your kids loved this recipe.

  • Jo-Anne
    Reply

    How easy is that! And it looks so tasty. Thanks for sharing Alida.

  • Theresa
    Reply

    I love how simple this recipe is. I have all these ingredients in my pantry and fridge so guess what’s for dinner tonight?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      It really is Theresa! I hope you love it. Let me know what you thought!

      • Theresa
        Reply

        We loved this recipe Alida. It will be making a regular appearance in my kitchen because it is so easy and really tasty.

        • Alida Ryder
          Reply

          I’m so glad to hear that Theresa. It definitely is such a great recipe for busy weekdays.

  • Reply

    We are very much alike Alida! Easy one pan chicken dishes are served up quite often at our house too! This lemon-turmeric glaze sounds so light and delicious. I can’t wait to try!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I’m in good company! 🙂 Thanks Mary Ann. This is a new staple in our house.

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