One Tray Turmeric Chicken Recipe

News| 2nd August 2022
One Tray Turmeric Chicken Recipe
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Serves 4 | Prep Time 15 mins | Cook Time 35 mins | Cook Style Oven Bake | Skill Level Easy

Tasty, simple and delicious while keeping your dishes to a minimum! That’s what’s being served up today. This one tray Turmeric Chicken is easy to prepare and if you double up on your marinated chicken you even have a meal for later in the week. Once marinated the chicken can be grilled, baked or BBQ’d, so it’s super versatile and the flavours can be tweaked to suit your family's tastes. Leave out the chilli, add more or change up the spice mix using what’s in the pantry. Serve up this tray bake with a fresh cucumber salad and grill roti straight from the freezer! Enjoy.


  • 1 cup Greek style natural yoghurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 3 tsp turmeric, ground
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes 
  • 2 tsp coriander seed, lightly ground
  • 2 tsp cumin seed, lightly ground
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest 
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Salt
  • 6 large thighs (weight around 800g)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups basmati
  • 2.5 cup chicken stock (from a cube is fine)
  • ½ cup sliced Spring onions
  • 40g Ghee or butter
  • 1 lemon halved


  • Marinate

Add all marinade ingredients to a medium size bowl and combine. 

Add chicken thighs and toss to coat.

Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 mins or overnight.

  • Tray Bake

Preheat the oven to 200°C fan force.

Oil the base of your tray lightly.

Add rice and spring onions and toss.

Dot with butter or ghee.

Gently pour over the stock.

Top with the chicken thighs.

Seal with foil.

Bake for 25 mins.

Remove the foil and finish the chicken under the grill at 220°C for 5 mins or until the chicken is golden and cooked through.

Season with salt and squeeze over the lemon juice.

  • Serving suggestion

Finish with a fresh cucumber and mint salad and pan fried roti.

Cook’s Notes

  • Easy one tray meal
  • Grab some store bought frozen roti and pan fry to take your meal to the next level.
  • Turmeric is full of anti-inflammatory goodness. Adding cracked pepper to Turmeric activates the health benefits.


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