Chicken-ts.jpg

Recipe for Gut Health: Turmeric Chicken with Asparagus

This sweet and spicy dish is super easy to cook, perfect for meal prepping, and features several prebiotic foods, like asparagus and honey. Plus, it includes turmeric, a powerful spice that reduces inflammation. Take this meal to the next level by serving it over brown rice or rice noodles.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste
  • Sea salt
  • 1½ teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon coconut or avocado oil
  • 12 ounces asparagus, trimmed and thinly sliced on an angle
  • 1 teaspoon unseasoned rice vinegar or soy sauce

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together ¼ cup water with the honey, pepper and ½ teaspoon of sea salt. Set honey mixture aside for later.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, turmeric and 1 teaspoon salt. Add the chicken and toss until coated.
  3. In a 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until turmeric is fragrant and the chicken is golden brown on both sides. About 2 to 3 minutes per side. Add the asparagus, season with salt, and stir to combine. Cook until crisp-tender, about 1 to 2 additional minutes.
  4. Add the honey mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened, around 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

If you’re struggling with digestive distress, Virtua’s board-certified gastroenterologists can help with the most advanced treatment options. 

Find a Virtua GI near you and schedule online today.

Updated September 8, 2021

Schedule an Annual Exam Today at Virtua with a Primary Care Doctor

Need help finding a doctor?

From routine examinations to managing chronic conditions, Virtua doctors help you and your family stay healthy through every stage of life.

888-847-8823 888-847-8823 Live Chat

You may also like

Real Talk for Men presentation thumbnail

Real Talk...for Men!

In this Real Talk! session, host Nicole Michalik from 92.5 XTU chats with Virtua primary care physician, Richard Levine and gastroenterologist, Christopher Morrison – about everything men need to know to master their health.

Watch Video
Couple Cooking Together

4 Tips for Living with a Digestive Disorder

Digestive disorders can be uncomfortable, but they don’t have to control your life. Diet and lifestyle changes can ease your symptoms and manage your condition.

Read More
Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake

The anti-inflammatory properties and high fiber in apples can improve kidney function. Try this apple spice cake for a sweet and satisfying treat.

Read More
Showing 3 of 83