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This light and crispy Golden Chicken is marinated in a honey dijon sauce and seasoned with just the right amount of turmeric for a healthy, flavor-packed dinner that’s ready in only 20 minutes!

A close up of golden chicken on a chopping board

Is Turmeric Healthy?

Have you jumped on the turmeric bandwagon yet?! I became curious about the spice after seeing zillions of recipes for “Golden Milk” floating around the internet. And then when I read more about the health benefits of turmeric, I quickly picked up a jar of the spice on my next grocery run.

This stuff has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to help with rheumatoid arthritis, cancer prevention, cardiovascular protection, Alzheimer’s prevention, and a host of other benefits (source). How could I NOT add it to my diet?

This light and crispy Golden Chicken cut into slices on a wooden cutting board

While I still haven’t wrapped my head around the idea of milk with turmeric, I thought that I should ease my way into this seasoning with a simple chicken dinner. After all, turmeric is one of the ingredients used to make curry…so it MUST be good with chicken, right?! Well, it is. You can trust me on that one.

Not only is this Golden Chicken a beautiful color, but it’s an easy, quick-prep dinner that can be grilled outside on a warm summer evening or cooked in a skillet for a weeknight meal.

The honey mustard marinade is sweet, smoky, and full of bold flavor — without overpowering the meal. I was serving this supper to my kids, so it had to pass the taste test of 3 little boys!

What You Need to Make Golden Chicken

  • Skinless and boneless chicken thighs or breasts
  • Wholegrain and dijon mustard
  • Turmeric
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make it in 5 Easy Steps

  1. Mix all the ingredients together apart from the chicken.
  2. Put half of the marinade in a ziplock bag and add the chicken.
  3. Allow to marinate in the fridge for 2 hours.
  4. Heat a large pan or grill and grill the chicken on each side until crispy and cooked through.
  5. Serve the chicken with the reserved sauce.

Golden chicken cut into slices on a wooden board

I hope that your family enjoys this nourishing, high-protein, delicious dinner as much as we do, it’s super easy and full of flavour. Try serving this golden chicken with salad, zucchini noodles, with rice, pasta or even simply with some crusty bread.

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Golden Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 343 kcal
Light and crispy golden chicken made with a honey dijon sauce and a delicious turmeric flavor. It's healthy, easy and ready in only 20 minutes!



  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons smooth Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt to season
  • 1.5 – 2 lbs. skinless and boneless chicken thighs or chicken breasts I used chicken thighs


  • In a small bowl, whisk together all of the marinade ingredients (honey through salt). Pour half the marinade into a large zip-top bag and add chicken to the bag. If time allows, place bag of chicken in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 2 hours.
  • Set aside the reserved marinade to use as a dressing later.
  • Heat a nonstick pan, grill pan, or outdoor grill over medium heat with about a teaspoon of oil and sear or grill chicken on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through (about 5 minutes per side for chicken thighs).
  • Serve chicken with reserved sauce over salad, zucchini noodles, rice, pasta, or with a crusty piece of bread!
Keyword: Golden Chicken, Turmeric Chicken
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: The Seasoned Mom



Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. I love the color of this chicken, Blair! And the flavors, wow! Any dish that’s ready in just 20 minutes was made for me!

  2. I haven’t ventured into the idea of using turmeric yet, mainly because I feel like it’s supposed to be used in savory dishes, not sweet! Yes to this beautiful chicken (that sounds weird), I would totally use turmeric for this recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Such a great marinade, Blair, and it looks fantastic on the chicken. Love that turmeric adds such interesting flavours along with it’s health benefits. You are so good at coming up with quick, easy and healthy dinners!

  4. Oooh, what a delicious combination of flavours! I really need to try this! Usually I can take or leave chicken, however, when it has a delicious marinade or coating I’m all for it!

  5. Hi Blair,

    I absolutely love Golden Chicken recipe. I would also love to feature it in our website Greenthickies.com. Of course I will link back to your post here. Is it okay if I use one of your images for it? I will not post the actual recipe and its contents, only an image and the title and link directly back to your post.

    Thanks a lot

    1. Hi, Katherine! Yes, that’s fine! Feel free to use an image and link back here for the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!