Everyday Turmeric Chicken
Serves: 4-6
  • 5 chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • 5 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed (or do all drumsticks)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 ½ teaspoons sea salt, plus more for seasoning onions
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons unrefined, extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Optional: fresh flat-leaf parsley for garnish
  1. Make a couple of slits in the flesh of each drumstick. Place drumsticks and thighs in a large bowl and season with turmeric, salt and pepper. Mix together until well coated. Set aside.
  2. Warm the oil in a large 12-inch pan over medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and sauté until tender and translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add white wine, if using.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. Add the lemon juice and ¼ cup of hot water.
  4. Turn the chicken in the sauce to coat all sides and scrape all the crispy bits with a wooden spoon. Reduce the heat to medium-low, partially cover, and simmer, turning occasionally until the chicken is cooked through, about 35 minutes.
  5. Taste for seasoning and garnish with parsley
Recipe by Pamela Salzman at https://pamelasalzman.com/everyday-turmeric-chicken/