Asian Food · Chicken Recipes

Grilled Turmeric Chicken

Grilled Turmeric Chicken
Grilled Turmeric Chicken

Grilled Turmeric Chicken


  • 700 g chicken (wings or legs)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Spice paste (instructions to make on step 1)
  • 25g turmeric root peeled
  • 1 stalk lemongrass (use the bottom 8cm of the stalk, discard outermost tough layers)
  • 100 g shallots peeled
  • 40g garlic peeled


1. To make the spice paste: Using a pestle and mortar, pound turmeric, lemongrass, shallots, garlic grinder until it is well blended.

2. To prepare the chicken: Marinate the chicken pieces with the salt and spice paste for at least 1 hour or better still, overnight.

3. To grill the chicken: Pre-heat the oven at 190˚C for 10 minutes. Grill the chicken on the top rack of the oven for 15 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to 220˚C and grill for another 5 minutes. Leave the meat to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Serve and enjoy!


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