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Detox Lemon Garlic Chicken with Turmeric

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
marinade1 hr
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic chicken, lemon chicken, turmeric chicken
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 491kcal
Author: Jen Pinkston


  • 1 lb organic chicken thighs breast will work too
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 4 tablespoon fresh organic lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 3 cloves organic garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried organic turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon organic rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ 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. (If marinating for longer, cover and place in the refrigerator. Before cooking, allow the chicken to come back to room temperature.)
  • 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).


Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg