Turmeric chicken recipe

  • Serves 8
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 270 calories / serving
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Turmeric Chicken HERO

Cut chicken into 8–10 pieces. Pat dry with absorbent paper. Heat oil in a pot. Sauté onion, garlic and ginger until fragrant, then add ground turmeric, made first into a paste with a little water.

When oil rises in the pot, add chicken pieces and cook until brown with no pink showing. Add water to reach to half of chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then add potatoes. Turn down heat to simmer until chicken and potatoes are tender.

Add coconut milk. Stir constantly until stew returns to a gentle boil to prevent milk from curdling. Taste to adjust seasoning, if necessary. Serve with white rice and salted egg cucumber salad.


When reference is made to “thumb-sized” knobs of root spice, it means that the exact amount of spice is not critical. Just add as you like.


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Recipe from Home Cooked: Modern Asian Recipes, By Sylvia Tan, Published by Marshall Cavendish International.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 chicken, about 1.5kg
  • 4tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized knob ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1tbsp ground turmeric
  • 2tbsp salt
  • ground white pepper, to taste
  • 5-6 potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 500ml coconut milk
  • Energy 1135kj 270kcal 14%
  • Fat 9g 12%
  • Saturates 2g 8%
  • Sugars 5g 5%
  • Salt 3.2g 53%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 20.2g Protein 29.6g Fibre 2.2g


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