Spring is in the air when I made this dish…or in my mind at least. Not only are the colors insanely vibrant, but so are the flavors.
Essences of chili peppers and smoky turmeric meld with creamy yogurt to create an amazing marinade for your favorite main dish. Grilled Meyer lemons pumps up it’s own juices and mellows out the fruits tartness. Squeeze the grilled juice over the chicken for the perfect bite.
And of course since I didn’t feel yellow and cheery enough, I decided to make the perfect accompaniment – Saffron infused jasmine rice…Fancy, huh?
This was my first time working with both turmeric and saffron- and a successful first time too, thank goodness. The turmeric created a gorgeous deep yellow color that stained the chicken and looked magnificent grilled. The flavor was smokey and bright and paired perfectly with the cumin I added as well.
The saffron was a treat and something I found when I recently re-organized our kitchen cupboards. Score!
Turmeric and Yogurt Marinated Chicken: Adapted from here
4) When ready, skewer the chicken and grill for about 5-8 minutes, or until chicken is done.