This Marinated Turmeric Ginger Grilled Chicken is super quick to make, full of flavor and is filled with delicious ingredients that boost immunity and health!

Marinated Turmeric Ginger Grilled Chicken (Whole 30, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Keto, Low Carb) #whole30 #keto #whole30approved

So has anyone else started January Whole 30 this year??

I always like to do it the first of the year because it’s such a great detox after the holidays and boy does my body really need it.  The problem is I seem to always find myself in a rut with what recipes to make since it does take a lot of planning and prep.  This recipe was one that was inspired by a salad I recently had and the marinade is absolutely amazing!  Not only is this dish Whole 30 compliant (and paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and low carb), but it is super easy to make and just bursting with TONS of flavor!

I didn’t have any on hand at the time, but I do want to note that this chicken pairs PERFECTLY with cauliflower rice!  Trust me, just do it.  You could also use regular white or brown rice, quinoa or top it on a salad like I did here.  This recipe is definitely a new favorite of ours and the benefits of turmeric, garlic and ginger are just so good for you!

Marinated Turmeric Ginger Grilled Chicken (Whole 30, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Keto, Low Carb) #whole30 #keto #whole30approved

Turmeric and ginger are great anti-inflammatories with tons of health benefits, while the coconut milk really coats the chicken well giving it such a rich flavor that tastes absolutely amazing when combined with the garlic, cumin and lime juice.  I highly recommend marinating the chicken overnight as that gives it more time for everything to soak in, but if you are making this in a pinch, 1 to 2 hours will work just fine.

I’m constantly trying to find new ways to use turmeric as it’s one of those unique ingredients that taste so good when mixed with a combination of spices.  This sauce would be amazing as a stir fry or even as a one pot meal with veggies.  Also, if you like a lot of spice on your chicken, feel free to punch this up with some cayenne pepper, red chili flakes or a drizzle of hot sauce!

Marinated Turmeric Ginger Grilled Chicken (Whole 30, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Keto, Low Carb) #whole30 #keto #whole30approved

If you like turmeric, then you will LOVE this Creamy Tomato Hummus Soup as well as this Detox Immune-Boosting Chicken Soup, especially with how COLD the weather has been lately!  Those soups definitely warm the soul and will have you feeling better in not time 🙂

Hope you all enjoy this marinated turmeric ginger chicken as much as we did!  Let me know if you are doing Whole 30 or if anyone is interested in starting – I’m planning on writing a whole post sharing my experience along with recipes I enjoyed and tips/tricks to staying on track.  Whole 30 can be tough to get started due to all the prepping and lack of any and all sugar, but just remember you can do ANYTHING for 30 days!

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5 from 3 votes

Turmeric Ginger Grilled Chicken

This Marinated Turmeric Ginger Grilled Chicken is super quick to make, full of flavor and is filled with delicious ingredients that boost immunity and health!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
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  • Place chicken in a large ziplock bag or bowl.
  • To make the marinade, whisk together coconut milk, olive oil, garlic, turmeric, ginger, coriander, cumin, salt and lime juice until combined. Pour marinade over top of chicken until completely coated and seal.
  • Marinate chicken in the fridge for at least an hour, but best overnight.
  • Pre-heat grill on medium-high heat, making sure to lightly spray with oil to avoid sticking. Grill chicken, covered, for about 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through and juices run clear.
  • Top with additional lime juice if desired and enjoy!


Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.7g | Protein: 47.9g | Fat: 11.6g | Saturated Fat: 6.6g | Sodium: 425.5mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Karen Batzel says:

    The rating is still unkonwn since I’ve just covered a whole large chicken with about twice the recipe. I hope it will work to bake tomorrow at 350 degrees I guess about 3 -31/2 hrs since it is large. I’ll check for sugguestons . It looks and smells delicious and I substituted 3 tablespoons powdered goat milk/ 1 tbls. powdered coconut with 1 cup of water for the 1/2 c. of coconut milk canned which also sounds tasty, healty and accessible. I’m hopeful of a 5 star since I love the ginger/turmeric/cumin combo and this will be a nice expansion, I gues it is curry milk?

    Well, it’s int he fridge overnight and will be in the oven tomorrow for a while. This kind of eating is doing wonders for my entire gut and digestive experience.

  2. jacki p says:

    5 stars
    This is my first time leaving a review on a recipe, even though I get A LOT of recipes online. I followed the the marinade recipe to the tee, but I got lazy and threw it in the oven instead. And then I got distracted and over baked it so the chicken was really dry. Disappointed, I left it till the morning and had it for breakfast. Oh. Em. Gee. The flavors were amazing! Even on dried out ole thighs this was delicious! This one goes in the recipe box to make again. Seriously… garlic, ginger, turmeric chicken for breakfast, cannot go wrong! Thanks for this one.

  3. Tango says:

    I want to tell you that I really enjoy this recipe! I’ve made it several times on the grill with chicken thighs and it is delicious! Thank you!!

  4. Grace says:

    How do you grill something covered.

    1. Kelly says:

      I just meant close the grill cover, but if you can’t cover them that’s okay!

  5. Lison says:

    Made this recipe for dinner tonight. I didn’t use garlic and used rice vinegar instead of lime juice. It was so good. We ate it with rice and some steamed veggies.