Easy To Make Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Lemon Skillet Chicken

I am totally into turmeric these days. In fact, I just bought a brand new giant bag and am always finding new ways to sneak it into my food and recipes. I already drink Golden Milk most mornings instead of coffee to start my day on a pain-free foot. That’s why I am excited about this easy Turmeric Lemon Skillet Chicken recipe for dinner.

Turmeric has been found to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, helps your body fight foreign invaders and also has a role in repairing damage. It has also been found to lower the risk of heart disease, brain disease, Alzhimer’s Disease, depression and even arthritis. It’s no wonder everyone is going crazy for this spice that has been used in India for thousands of years as both a seasoning and medicinal herb. Personally I love the taste too.

Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. So a little tip is to always consume it with some black pepper, which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%! I even add a dash of pepper to my Golden Milk for this very reason.

This chicken recipe is not only simple to make, it’s so delicious, even my children will eat it. When I can find a meal my entire family will eat (and is healthy for me) I am elated and keep it in the rotation. It’s no easy task, that’s for sure.

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Lemon Skillet Chicken

Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 50 minutes  | Total Time: 1 hour

turmeric lemon skillet chicken ingredients

Ingredients:

4 chicken thighs, bone in skin on
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chicken broth
1 lemon
Olive oil or cooking spray
Fresh parsley to garnish

Spice Mix:
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. In a small bowl, combine the spice mix. Season each chicken thigh on both sides. Gently lift the skin and rub the spices underneath as well.
3. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Allow the skillet to get hot by waiting about 5 minutes before adding two tablespoons of olive oil. After the oil is hot, place the chicken thighs in the skillet – top down. Allow the chicken to cook for about 4 minutes without touching. They should turn a nice golden brown color. Flip the chicken and allow them to cook on the bottom side for about 4 minutes. Remove the chicken thighs and place on a plate.
4. Pour one cup of chicken broth in the hot skillet to deglaze the pan. Use a wooden spoon to scrape off any brown bits.
5. Add minced garlic and the juice of 1 lemon to the pan, stir.
6. Place the chicken back in the skillet and allow the sauce to simmer for 5 minutes.
7. Turn off the heat and place the skillet in the preheated oven for 35 minutes to finish the cooking process.
8. Remove from the oven and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve warm.

Skillet Tumeric Lemon Chicken before cooking with spices
Chicken thighs bone in skin on with spice mix.
Turmeric Lemon Skillet ChickenSeasoned chicken thighs
Season each chicken thigh on both sides.
Browning chicken in a cast iron skillet
Cook chicken in a cast iron skillet.
tumeric lemon skillet chicken pouring chicken broth in a hot skillet
Pour chicken broth in the hot skillet.
Allow the sauce to simmer.
Garnish with fresh parsley.
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Lemon Skillet Chicken
Serve warm.
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Lemon Skillet Chicken with spoon
Anti-inflammatory turmeric lemon chicken in the skillet.
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Lemon Skillet Chicken serving suggestion
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Lemon Skillet Chicken serving suggestion.

 

Yield: 4

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Lemon Skillet Chicken

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs, bone in skin on
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • Fresh parsley to garnish

Spice Mix

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

    2. In a small bowl, combine the spice mix. Season each chicken thigh on both sides. Gently lift the skin and rub the spices underneath as well.
    3. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Allow the skillet to get hot by waiting about 5 minutes before adding two tablespoons of olive oil. After the oil is hot, place the chicken thighs in the skillet - top down. Allow the chicken to cook for about 4 minutes without touching. They should turn a nice golden brown color. Flip the chicken and allow them to cook on the bottom side for about 4 minutes. Remove the chicken thighs and place on a plate.

    4. Pour one cup of chicken broth in the hot skillet to deglaze the pan. Use a wooden spoon to scrape off any brown bits.
    5. Add minced garlic and the juice of 1 lemon to the pan, stir.
    6. Place the chicken back in the skillet and allow the sauce to simmer for 5 minutes.
    7. Turn off the heat and place the skillet in the preheated oven for 35 minutes to finish the cooking process.
    8. Remove from the oven and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 724mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 31g

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You may also like to try more easy to make and healthy recipes like Easy To Make Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe and Easy Healing Turkey/Chicken Bone Broth Recipe.

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