Turmeric & Honey Glazed Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

This is my take on the traditional tandoori chicken which is usually made with aromatic spices like turmeric and ginger blended together with yogurt. In this recipe, I separated out the yogurt into one of my favorite sauces to serve alongside the chicken. This sauce is so versatile and can be used with many dishes, especially with grilled veggies and any grilled meats or fish. I also love it as a dressing on salads!

This sweet and savory chicken dish is another meal prep favorite as you can make a little extra and then incorporate into various recipes throughout the week. I also used this marinade for a whole chicken and then oven roasted the chicken (pictured below) and used the carcass in a bone broth later which was incredibly delicious!

Check out my Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe cooking below if you’re interested in making this recipe with a whole chicken. Basically follow the same steps to prepare then simply substitute the remaining ingredients for this marinade recipe.

Hope you enjoy!


Turmeric & Honey Glaze Marinade

  • 2LBS chicken thigh

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 3TBS olive oil

  • 1tsp turmeric

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1tsp ginger

  • 1TBS honey

  • 1/2 lemon, juice & zest

  1. Combine all ingredients with chicken in a bowl, toss until well coated

  2. Refrigerate and allow to marinate 30 minutes to 1 hour

  3. Grill on medium heat roughly 5-7 minutes each side, depending on size of chicken thighs until cooked thoroughly

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

  • 1C Greek yogurt

  • 1 chopped cucumber

  • 2 chopped garlic cloves

  • Lemon zest

  • Juice 1 lemon

  • 2TBS dill

  • 1TSP sea salt

  1. Combine all ingredients in bowl an mix until well combined.