Turmeric Chicken and Potato Salad Recipe

(9 ratings)

Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time40 mins
Total Time1 hours
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories434 Kcal22%
Fat35 g50%
Saturated Fat19 g95%
Carbohydrates21 g8%

Turmeric chicken and potato salad is a light and subtly spiced potato dish that can be served hot or cold. Marinating the turmeric chicken before cooking makes it so tender and flavourful. Turmeric, as well as adding a vibrant yellow colour, has excellent health benefits. This super spice has become renowned for its medicinal properties, such as its anti-inflammatory effects and antioxidant properties. Our turmeric chicken and potato salad is reminiscent of a classic coronation chicken, but uses coconut cream instead of mayo for creaminess, which keeps it light and adds a tropical twist.


  • 6 chicken supermes, skin on
  • 1kg new potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1tbsp each turmeric, ground cumin, mustard seeds and coriander seeds
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 3 red onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 130g coconut cream
  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 small bunch coriander, chopped

For the marinade

  • 200g natural yogurt
  • 1tbsp each turmeric and ground cumin


  1. Mix the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the chicken and coat it well. Cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Steam the potatoes for 15 mins. Meanwhile, toast the spices in a frying pan, then crush in a mortar and pestle or small food processor. Put 2tbsp olive oil into a sauté pan and fry the onions for 10 mins, until softened. Add the garlic and spices and cook for a few mins.
  3. Add the potatoes to the pan with the remaining oil and fry until coated in the mixture. Keep warm.
  4. Heat the oven to 200C. Put the marinated chicken under the grill, skin-side up, until crispy, then bake in the oven for 20 mins. Add the coconut cream to the potatoes, return to the heat and stir in. Slice the chicken, then add to the potatoes. Put the mixture into a serving dish, and scatter with spring onions and coriander.
Jane Curran

Jane Curran is a freelance food editor, stylist, writer and consultant based in Cape Town. Former food director of TI Media & woman&home. All about food, wine (dipWSET), gardening and the Arsenal.