Perfectly sweet and savory, this maple turmeric chicken is a delicious way to give your body an extra anti-inflammatory boost. Great for meal prep! Gluten-free.
Lately I’ve been all about meal prepping and have figured out a batch cooking system that works amazingly well for our needs. Typically I plan 1-2 days a week, one over the weekend and one mid-week, to cook up a few staples that we can use to toss together meals throughout the week. This includes lots of veggies, whole grains and a few protein options.
Chicken seems to be one of our go-to protein options because it’s lean and easy to cook up. Over the summer we make grilled chicken almost weekly (this apple cider vinegar chicken recipe is one of our favs).
But now that fall is here and the weather is getting chilly it makes sense to move our cooking indoors and bust out the good ol’ cast iron skillet. That’s where this recipe comes into play.
Seared chicken cooked in a cast iron skillet is pretty similar to grilled chicken because you still get that crisp exterior, which let’s be real, is the best part.
That said, the exciting thing about this recipe isn’t just the seared factor. It’s the delicious maple turmeric sauce that is used to glaze the chicken while it finishes cooking in the oven. This combo is sweet and savory, with a bonus of anti-inflammatory benefits from the turmeric powder.
It’s such a mouth-watering combo… and it takes less than 20 minutes to cook up. We can’t get enough of it.
Since coming up with the recipe we’ve already made this chicken as part of our weekly meal prep a handful of times and I don’t see an end in sight. It’s such a great protein option for quick salads and bowl meals. Speaking of, be on the lookout for a new salad recipe using this maple turmeric chicken. I’ll be sharing it for Salad Sunday this week!
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