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Lemon Turmeric Skillet Chicken

This chicken recipe is simple, delicious, and packs some amazing anti-inflammatory benefits! Try this yummy Lemon Tumeric Skillet Chicken Recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Keyword: chicken, gluten free
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Carlisle


  • 4 chicken thighs bone in, skin on
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive Oil or cooking spray
  • parsley fresh, for garnish

Spice Mix

  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • In a small bowl, mix up your spices. Season each chicken thigh on both sides. Gently lift the skin and rub underneath as well.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Allow the skillet to get hot by waiting for about 5 minutes before adding 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, place the chicken thighs in the skillet, top down. Allow the chicken to cook for about 4 minutes without touching. Flip and cook for 4 minutes on the other side as well.
  • Remove the chicken and place it on a plate.
  • Pour one cup of chicken broth in the hot skillet to deglaze the pan. use a wooden spoon to scrape off any brown bits.
  • Add minced garlic and the juice of 1 lemon to the pan and stir.
  • Place the chicken back in the skillet and place the skillet in the preheated oven for 35 minutes to finish the cooking process. 
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for about 5 minutes
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.


This is amazing served over a bed of greens or with some rice!