Lemon Turmeric Chicken

Detox Lemon Garlic Chicken with Turmeric

  • Author: Lauren Daniel
  • Cook Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 Servings 1x
  • Category: Gluten Free
  • Cuisine: Dinner


This is not a trendy “clean eating dish”, it will actually help cleanse you from the inside-out! Not to mention the flavors are so delicious and satisfying.



1 lb organic chicken thighs (breast will work too)

2 tbsp avocado oil

4 tbsp fresh organic lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest

2 tbsp raw honey

3 cloves organic garlic, chopped

1 tbsp dried organic turmeric

1 tsp organic rosemary

1/4 tsp cumin

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp. ground pepper

1 small onion cut into wedges

Lemon slices for garnish

Rosemary sprigs for baking


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl whisk together avocado oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, garlic, turmeric, cumin, rosemary, salt, and pepper.  

Pour the turmeric marinade over the chicken and allow to sit for a minimum of 1 hour.

Place chicken in a cast iron skillet (or an oven safe pan) along with the wedges of onion, lemon slices, and extra rosemary sprigs.

Pour about half of the marinade over the chicken and onions.

Place chicken in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. (About halfway through the cook time, I like to spoon some of the marinade from the pan over the chicken to baste it a bit and to keep it moist.)


I served this with roasted spicy rainbow carrots (olive oil, cumin, chili powder, cayenne and salt/pepper, roast at 375 for 20 minutes) and fresh arugula salad (so simple-just add salt, pepper and olive oil).

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