Grilled Turmeric Chicken

This easy and delicious grilled chicken is influenced by southern cuisine using a few dried spices to marinate the chicken.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 4 hours 25 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro stems
  • 10 white peppercorns
  • 2 tsp. whole coriander seeds
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into long strips
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 Tbsp. palm sugar, melted with 1 Tbsp. water in a microwave or on the stove
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked for 1 hour to prevent burning

Directions

  • Make a paste using a mortar and pestle combining cilantro stems, white peppercorns, coriander seeds, garlic, and salt. Pound until smooth.
  • Combine chicken with the paste, fish sauce, oyster sauce, turmeric, and sugar. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Thread the chicken pieces onto bamboo skewers. Grill the chicken over a medium flame, turning after 1 minute. Turn the chicken again after 1 more minute. Turn the pieces again if the chicken is still raw on the outside. Flip a few times until thoroughly cooked through and slightly charred, about 3–4 minutes total.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro stems
  • 10 white peppercorns
  • 2 tsp. whole coriander seeds
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into long strips
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 Tbsp. palm sugar, melted with 1 Tbsp. water in a microwave or on the stove
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked for 1 hour to prevent burning

Directions

  • Make a paste using a mortar and pestle combining cilantro stems, white peppercorns, coriander seeds, garlic, and salt. Pound until smooth.
  • Combine chicken with the paste, fish sauce, oyster sauce, turmeric, and sugar. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Thread the chicken pieces onto bamboo skewers. Grill the chicken over a medium flame, turning after 1 minute. Turn the chicken again after 1 more minute. Turn the pieces again if the chicken is still raw on the outside. Flip a few times until thoroughly cooked through and slightly charred, about 3–4 minutes total.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories230
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol160mg
Sodium710mg
Total Carbohydrate5g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars3g
Protein34g