Ginger Turmeric Chicken

This marinated ginger turmeric chicken served with brown rice is simple and delicious. This recipe is easy to make for a family dinner or weekly meal prep. 






Health Benefit:

Chicken breast is an excellent source of protein to support muscle maintenance and growth. Brown rice is a complex carbohydrate that provides energy and fiber for gut health.


  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Large Plastic Bag
  • Baking Sheet
  • Tongs
  • Large Plate 
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBSP grated peeled turmeric root
  • 1 TBSP grated peeled ginger root
  • 1 TBSP lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • Fresh cilantro (optional)

You can substitute/add any of the ingredients for some of your favorites. You can substitute yogurt for a dairy free alternative or omit completely and add more olive oil. You can use ground ginger and ground turmeric in place of fresh. 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Prepare marinade: Whisk olive oil, ginger, turmeric, Greek yogurt, lime juice, garlic, and salt

Step 2

Place chicken breasts in a plastic bag; Pour marinade over chicken; Seal plastic bag and make sure chicken is fully coated; Place in the fridge and marinate for 4-6 hours or overnight

Step 3

Cook brown rice according to box instructions

Step 4

Preheat oven to 425F; Remove chicken from marinade and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; Bake for 18-20 minutes

Step 5

Remove from oven; Use tongs to transfer chicken to a large plate; Allow chicken to rest for 5 min; Serve with brown rice, lime, and cilantro; Enjoy!