Change up your dinner routine with this healthy Grilled Turmeric-Lemon and Lime Chicken. This is a flavor-packed meal that is low on calories and perfect for grilling season.
There is a well-known fast food chain in California that made some of my favorite grilled chicken. It was tangy, delicious and juicy and it had a nice yellow color, which made it a beautiful golden brown when grilled. Before you ate it you knew it was going to taste good. However, to achieve the appetizing color, food coloring was used.
There really is no need to go the food coloring route when you can use turmeric to get the same color result. Normally found in Indian cuisine, turmeric enhances the flavors of curry, citrus and cumin. And in this recipe, it gives a beautiful golden color and naturally brightens the lemon and lime flavor. I also added Montreal Chicken Seasoning (widely available), which I also used in my Best One Pot-Stove Top Chicken and Rice. I love the flavor it adds to recipes.
I prefer using thin-sliced chicken breasts when I grill chicken. They cook faster and you don’t have to worry about them burning on the grill.
A couple turns and a bit of oil in the marinade keep the chicken from sticking to the grates.
Even with the chicken in a marinade of lemon and lime, I like to grill a few lemon and lime halves. Squeezing the grilled citrus over the finished chicken adds a hint of smokiness to this delicious recipe.
Slice it up the finished chicken and serve over a bed of lettuce for the perfect salad. It’s a great dinner salad, but also makes the perfect leftover lunch.
Grilled Turmeric-Lemon and Lime Chicken
Other Turmeric Chicken Recipes You Might Enjoy:
Honey Turmeric Chicken
Turmeric Chicken Kebabs
Turmeric Chicken with Sumac and Lime