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Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Lime Chicken

Turmeric Lime Chicken is an easy and quick anti-inflammatory dinner dish made from breaded pan-fried chicken that can be served with fresh mango salsa, vegetables, or in a sandwich.  
Course:Main Course
Keywords:chicken breast, turmeric
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories326 kcal


  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (NOT thick) You can buy 3 thick breasts, butterfly and cut in half each to get 6.
  • 4 juicy limes, halved
  • salt and pepper to taste Use about 1 teaspoon salt per pound of chicken
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 TBSP cilantro (or parsley if desired)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 TBSP turmeric
  • 2 cups Japanese Panko (or bread crumbs)
  • 4-5 TBSP vegetable oil


  • Start by making 4 small cuts on the top of each chicken breast and season with salt and pepper on both sides. This will help the flavors of the marinade penetrate quicker into the meat and allow the chicken breasts to cook faster and more uniformly. 
  • Then, mix fresh lime juice, minced garlic and chopped cilantro in a large bowl and place the chicken breasts into the marinade. Cover the bowl and let sit for about 30 minutes at room temperature.   
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl using a fork. In another bowl, combine both turmeric powder and panko or bread crumbs
  • Place each chicken breast in the beaten egg bowl and turn to cover in egg. Then, coat both sides of each chicken breast with the turmeric/bread crumb mixture. 
  • Pan-fry the chicken breasts in a large no stick skillet using half the amount of vegetable oil over medium heat for about 6-10 minutes per side  If necessary, clean skillet carefully with paper towel between batches to avoid burned bread crumbs. It's important to cook in batches in order to avoid overcrowding the skillet and lowering the temperature. 
  • Once chicken is cooked through (with no sign of pink), place onto a large plate lined with double paper towel to absorb some of the oil. Serve topped with a fresh mango salsa, roasted or steamed vegetables of  your choice, or in a sandwich.

Recipe Notes

Remember any leftovers must be covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days.
Get the recipe for mango salsa!!! If desired, skip the avocado. 


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 15.1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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