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Turmeric Chicken & Rice

Turmeric Chicken & Rice

A super flavorful chicken and rice one pot meal that is going to make the whole family happy
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Marinating Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 6


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Tumeric
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 3 cups Long Grain Rice
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 qt Chicken Broth
  • 8 oz Plain Greek Yogurt optional

For Chicken

  • 6 Chicken Thighs, bone-in skins removed
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Turmeric
  • 2 tbsp Oregano
  • 2 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper


  • Add all of the ingredients for Chicken to a zipper bag. Let marinade for at least 1 hour (up to 24 hours).
  • Add oil to a large saute pan over medium heat. Remove chicken from zipper bag (RESERVE MARINADE). Once oil is hot, cook chicken on each side for 3 minutes. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  • Add onion and garlic to the same pan and sauce for 2 minutes. Add turmeric, oregano, and cumin. Continue to toast another 2 minutes. Then add rice and salt, then toast another 2 minutes.
  • Add reserved marinade and quart of chicken broth. Bring just to a boil then reduce heat to medium. Place pieces of chicken evenly over rice. Cover and cook for 25 minutes more.
  • Serve portion of rice with piece of chicken and a dollop of Greek Yogurt, if desired.
Keyword Chicken, rice, tumeric
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