This Marinated Turmeric Ginger Grilled Chicken is super quick to make, full of flavor and is filled with delicious ingredients that boost immunity and health!
So has anyone else started January Whole 30 this year??
I always like to do it the first of the year because it’s such a great detox after the holidays and boy does my body really need it. The problem is I seem to always find myself in a rut with what recipes to make since it does take a lot of planning and prep. This recipe was one that was inspired by a salad I recently had and the marinade is absolutely amazing! Not only is this dish Whole 30 compliant (and paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and low carb), but it is super easy to make and just bursting with TONS of flavor!
I didn’t have any on hand at the time, but I do want to note that this chicken pairs PERFECTLY with cauliflower rice! Trust me, just do it. You could also use regular white or brown rice, quinoa or top it on a salad like I did here. This recipe is definitely a new favorite of ours and the benefits of turmeric, garlic and ginger are just so good for you!
Turmeric and ginger are great anti-inflammatories with tons of health benefits, while the coconut milk really coats the chicken well giving it such a rich flavor that tastes absolutely amazing when combined with the garlic, cumin and lime juice. I highly recommend marinating the chicken overnight as that gives it more time for everything to soak in, but if you are making this in a pinch, 1 to 2 hours will work just fine.
I’m constantly trying to find new ways to use turmeric as it’s one of those unique ingredients that taste so good when mixed with a combination of spices. This sauce would be amazing as a stir fry or even as a one pot meal with veggies. Also, if you like a lot of spice on your chicken, feel free to punch this up with some cayenne pepper, red chili flakes or a drizzle of hot sauce!
If you like turmeric, then you will LOVE this Creamy Tomato Hummus Soup as well as this Detox Immune-Boosting Chicken Soup, especially with how COLD the weather has been lately! Those soups definitely warm the soul and will have you feeling better in not time 🙂
Hope you all enjoy this marinated turmeric ginger chicken as much as we did! Let me know if you are doing Whole 30 or if anyone is interested in starting – I’m planning on writing a whole post sharing my experience along with recipes I enjoyed and tips/tricks to staying on track. Whole 30 can be tough to get started due to all the prepping and lack of any and all sugar, but just remember you can do ANYTHING for 30 days!
Turmeric Ginger Grilled Chicken
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- ½ cup canned coconut milk
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- 1 Tbsp ginger, grated
- 1 tsp. ground coriander
- ½ tsp. cumin
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- Place chicken in a large ziplock bag or bowl.
- To make the marinade, whisk together coconut milk, olive oil, garlic, turmeric, coriander, cumin, salt and lime juice until combined. Pour marinade over top of chicken until completely coated and seal.
- Marinate chicken in the fridge for at least an hour, but best overnight.
- Pre-heat grill on medium-high heat, making sure to lightly spray with oil to avoid sticking. Grill chicken, covered, for about 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through and juices run clear.
- Top with additional lime juice if desired and enjoy!
Serving Size: 1 chicken breast • Calories: 320 • Fat: 10.6 g • Saturated Fat: 5.6 g • Carbs: 2.7 g • Fiber: 0.4 g • Protein: 47.9 g • Sugar: 0.1 g • WW Points+: 7 • Smart Points: 7
Also I’ve had MANY questions about the new Weight Watchers “Freestyle” points. Since this is a new program, I’ll absolutely be updating ALL the recipes on my blog with the new points system, just please be patient because this will take me a bit 🙂 Thanks! xo