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Turmeric Black Pepper Chicken Recipe (Low Carb, Gluten Free)

This turmeric black pepper chicken with vegetables recipe is an easy weeknight meal everyone in the family will love.  A one-pan meal that is simple enough for a weeknight dinner, but tasty enough for company or entertaining on the weekends.

This turmeric chicken with black pepper recipe is crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and packs an anti-inflammatory punch from the spices. It’s an inexpensive and affordable chicken recipe that is loaded with flavor for a simple meal. Serve over brown rice, and you have a complete dinner in no time!

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OK, you already know how much I love making One Pan Meals, and this irresistibly delicious turmeric black pepper chicken and vegetable dinner gets a total A+ for flavor and cooking ease.  The chicken is browned in a cast iron skillet, then roasted in the oven. It is melt-in-your mouth delicious and I add a few onions and mushrooms to the pan which get tender to the bite.

I love that a single skillet does all the work for this dinner!  Easy prep, easy cooking, and easy clean up… my kind of meal.  Plus turmeric is known as a superfood, and with good reason! Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric has some fantastic health benefits: it can fight inflammation, is used in clinical trials to treat cancer, and is great for your heart and skin.

 This Turmeric Black Pepper Chicken Recipe Is

  • Warm
  • Spiced
  • Herby
  • Tender
  • Great for an easy weeknight meal
  • Paleo
  • Whole30 compliant

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Cast Iron Chicken Recipes in One Pan

This one pan turmeric chicken thighs recipe is the perfect sheet pan dinner!  I love a good sheet pan meal, especially during these summer months when the weather is warm. Cooking on a sheet pan is one of my favorite ways to get a meal on the table fast!  All the food gets cooked in a single cast iron pan, which makes cleaning up a breeze.

And the oven does all the work for you, so you can focus on other kitchen prep while the food cooks. One pan meals are awesome for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – check out my link here to see other healthy one pan meals that are ready in no time!

What’s In This Cast Iron Turmeric Chicken Recipe?

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  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs or Breasts – I used thighs for this recipe, which turn out perfectly tender and juicy. You can make this recipe with chicken breast, just slice them in half if they are thick before cooking.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s inexpensive & I like to keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry.  For the quality of oil you get, it’s an excellent value.
  • Garlic Powder: Also a major pantry staple ingredient that gets used in our house daily!
  • Onion Powder: adds a delicious and savory flavor to this dish as well, and the onion powder pairs nicely with the onion.
  • Turmeric – a staple in our spice cabinet! Aside from all the wonderful health benefits of turmeric (hello anti-inflammation!), the flavor is fantastic. I try to add a teaspoon of turmeric into soups, stews, and rice dishes too.
  • Salt & Tellicherry Peppercorns: It’s amazing the flavor difference you can get with really good tellicherry black pepper.  Amazon has a generic brand tellicherry peppercorn which is the same price is buying pre-ground, and will add way more flavor to your recipes.

What Equipment Do I Need For this Chicken?

A good heavy cast-iron pan is best, or a pan that is oven safe. I used a large 15-inch cast iron skillet for this recipe, which turned out perfect. The skillet crisps the chicken on the outside, then cooks in perfectly after you transfer the skillet into the oven.

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How Do I Make This Turmeric Black Pepper Chicken with Vegetables?

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a separate bowl, add the chicken thighs, 2 tablespoons olive oil, turmeric, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well to coat the chicken in the spices and set aside.
  • Place your cast iron skillet on the stove top, and heat over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until hot. Add the coated chicken thighs into the hot pan, and cook for 4 minutes on each side until the chicken is crispy and brown. Add the chopped onions and mushrooms to the pan, and place the cast-iron skillet in the oven.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes until chicken is cooked all the way through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Carefully remove the skillet from the oven, and serve the chicken and vegetables hot.  Enjoy!

 

Dietary Notes & Modifications

  • This recipe is naturally paleo and Whole30 compliant!
  • It is also low carb and keto. 
  • This recipe is also naturally gluten free, just check your spices before using to ensure they are certified GF.

An Easy Low Carb / Keto Chicken Skillet Recipe

This delicious and satisfying chicken thigh recipe is great for those who are watching their carb intake.  You can still have a healthy and filling meal without the added starches – this recipe uses vegetables like onions and mushrooms for added flavor.

I love that the spice mix is so flavorful, too – and low in carbohydrates.  This recipe is one the whole family will love – serve it with cauliflower rice or steamed veggies.  You can see all my low carb & keto recipes here!

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Pasta with Peppers and Onions Recipe (Vegetarian)

Oil Free Falafel Recipe Baked in the Oven

Chickpea Parmesan Pasta Recipe (Vegetarian, High Fiber/Protein)

Roasted Root Vegetables with Thyme & Rosemary Recipe

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Turmeric Black Pepper Chicken

The Herbeevore
This turmeric black pepper chicken with vegetables recipe is an easy weeknight meal everyone in the family will love.  A one-pan meal that is simple enough for a weeknight dinner, but tasty enough for company or entertaining on the weekends.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 424 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • cast iron skillet

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a separate bowl, add the chicken thighs, 2 tablespoons olive oil, turmeric, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well to coat the chicken in the spices and set aside.
  • Place your cast iron skillet on the stove top, and heat over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until hot. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then the coated chicken thighs into the hot pan, and cook for 4 minutes on each side until the chicken is crispy and brown. Add the chopped onions and mushrooms to the pan, and place the cast-iron skillet in the oven.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes until chicken is cooked all the way through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Carefully remove the skillet from the oven, and serve the chicken and vegetables hot.  Enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 46gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 215mgSodium: 352mgPotassium: 806mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 56IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 3mg
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