Turmeric Marinade

Turmeric Marinade

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: Marinade for 8 pieces of chicken

Be extremely careful when using turmeric as it can leave a yellowish stain on everything from plastic bowls to countertops and clothing. Coat this marinade onto chicken at least 30 minutes prior to cooking.


  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • rounded teaspoon of bottled garlic
  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a non-reactive shallow glass bowl and whisk vigorously until thoroughly blended.
  2. Add the chicken to the bowl and toss a few times until completely coated with the marinade. Set the chicken aside to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to cooking.


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