Servings: 6

Turmeric Chicken Thighs And Rice Recipe

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Turmeric Chicken Thighs And Rice Recipe - simple to make, flavorful and nutritious one pot meal. Ready in 40 minutes, great for busy families and kids.
Turmeric Chicken Thighs And Rice Recipe. In a large pot, topped with dill. Scooped with a wooden spoon.
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  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice — regular rice could be used
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric — 1/4 tsp fresh turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 cups water — or more
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3-4 tbsp chopped fresh dill


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet (dutch oven or a braised could be used) over medium heat. Add chicken pieces and cook for 2 minutes per side, until golden. 

  2. Add chopped onion and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.

    Add salt, pepper, cumin and turmeric. Add rice. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.

  3. Add water, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low-medium and simmer stirring occasionally, until the rice is cooked (30-40 minutes). In the process of cooking, add more water if needed.

  4. Add the dill at the end. Cook for additional minute. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Chicken breast meat can be substituted. Be careful not to overcook it and keeping mind that the flavor will be different.
Brown or white rice can be used. If using brown rice, an additional 10 minutes of cooking time will be required.
If you don't like fresh dill you can omit it. You can use parsley instead.
Dried dill or parsley could be used.
Course: Main
Cuisine: bulgarian
Keyword: chicken thighs

Nutrition Information

Calories: 356, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 107mg, Sodium: 304mg, Potassium: 437mg, Carbohydrates: 38g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 25g, Vitamin A: 0.5%, Vitamin C: 2.2%, Calcium: 3.7%, Iron: 11%