Saturday, 11 March 2017

Healthy Chicken Breasts with Indian Seasonings

This is a healthy dish I serve up often. I developed this recipe when our naturopath told me I should introduce turmeric and cumin to my husband to help relieve his gout symptoms. Turns out he really enjoyed it which I was happy about since he is not big on seasonings. The turmeric, cumin, ginger and avocado oil give this recipe many health benefits.

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 (398 ml) can diced tomatoes
1 (160 ml) can premium coconut milk
1/2 cup jasmin rice
1/2 cup water

2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1/4 cup tomato juice
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1 1/2 teaspoon natural cane sugar
1 teaspoon dried ground turmeric
1 teaspoon dried ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried ground coriander
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Place the marinade ingredients in a large re-sealable plastic bag and mix ingredients together; add chicken pieces and swish to coat.
Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 12 hours or overnight.
Pour the contents of bag into a 10 inch cast iron skillet, season with more salt to taste and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes; turn chicken pieces over, pour in the 1/2 cup water and cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove the chicken pieces and set aside.
Pour the remaining ingredients into the skillet and bring to a boil, add the chicken pieces and place in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven; cook for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve.

*Please keep in mind that not all dried herbs and spices are gluten free so check the labels to make sure the brand you are using is gluten free. The same applies for prepackaged store-bought items, check the labels to be sure. If in doubt, call the toll free number on packaging to be safe and to make your cooking/eating experience is truly gluten free.


  1. What a great meal we had last night. Marinated my chicken overnight to maximize the flavors. Easy to make with great results. Made for FYC Tag - Nancy : )

  2. This was absolutely delicious. I have to admit that I forgot to marinate the chicken. I decided to cut the chicken into smaller pieces so more surfaces could soak in the sauce. The finished product was so flavorful, so luckily it worked. We loved the jasmine rice, coconut milk, and tomato combination. Yum!! Since three of us love rice, I doubled the rice and water (1 C. each), and increased the coconut milk to 8 oz. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

    1. I'm so happy you enjoyed this :) Thx for taking the time to comment.


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