How to Cook Turmeric Chicken (Ayam Kunyit)

by Sunny Flemingo

This is a simple Malaysian dish packed with flavor using a handful of ingredients. Try this with chicken wings & you've got a yummy finger food.


  • 1 ½ kilograms Skinless boneless chicken thigh
  • 2 Tablespoons Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Coriander Powder
  • ½ Teaspoons Chilli Powder
  • 1 Handful Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    This dish is tasty with chicken wings or thighs skin on but here I am opting for a healthier version-hence the boneless skinless chicken thighs. Diced into medium size cubes

    Step 2

    Season with salt

    Step 3

    Add good quality turmeric powder or ground turmeric

    Step 4

    Add chilli powder

    Step 5

    Add coriander powder

    Step 6

    Add curry leaves

    Step 7

    Stir through and make sure the spices are well coated on the meat. Marinate for an hour or so.

    Step 8

    Heat a wok. Add vegetable oil. Add the chicken mixture when the oil is hot. Stir well and ensure the chicken is cooked.

    Step 9

    This dish is best served hot. Eat it with rice, chapathi, paratha. Or serve it as it is as an entree using chicken wings. Enjoy!