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Turmeric Chicken with Wild Rice

Turmeric Chicken with Wild Rice is a quick and easy dish that is just as healthy as it is delicious! It’s comfort food without the guilt.

A cast-iron skillet filled with Turmeric chicken and wild rice with a serving spoon scooped into the center and garnished with parsley.

Turmeric Chicken with Wild Rice is the type of dish that is responsible for my blog. Raising my children I often put dishes together based on ingredients that I had at home. Once my children grew and were cooking for themselves, they asked how I made a particular dish.

My daughter would get so mad at me when I just said I threw this and that into a pot. She asked “don’t you ever write anything down? How are we expected to make it?” Thus, Hostess At Heart was born.

A cast-iron pan filled with Turmeric Chicken and rice with an antique serving spoon in the center.

My sister gave me some ground chicken that she wasn’t going to use. My first instinct was to make my Turkey Sloppy Joes but I have been wanting to make a dish using turmeric. Turmeric has amazing health benefits and has been used by Chinese and Indian cultures as medicine. It intrigues me how these cultures figure out how to treat illness with ingredients like this! Do you think about that?

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A spoonful of Turmeric Chicken and rice hovers over a black bowl filled with the dish.

We loved this dish. It was perfect for a quick dinner but still had comfort food written all over it without the guilt.

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5 from 1 vote

Turmeric Chicken with Wild Rice

Turmeric Chicken is a quick and easy dish that is just as healthy as it is delicious!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 8 servings
Author Hostess At Heart


  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 14.5 oz can of diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbl olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped


  • Cook the wild rice according to package directions.
  • In a large skillet, add olive oil. Cook ground chicken, onion, red pepper, and celery together until chicken is cooked through. Add tomatoes, oregano, turmeric, cooked rice, salt, and pepper. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 760mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 15.7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.6mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Both of my children are excellent cooks, and now we share our creations. Other creations that we love are:

One-Pan Sausage Bulgur Wheat recipe!

A cast-iron skillet filled with a Sausage Bulger casserole loaded with vegetables and garnished with fresh parsley.

Country Captain Chicken Recipe

Side view of Country Captain Chicken recipe sitting over wild rice.

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Two Photo collage for Pinterest. The top photo is of a forkful of Turmeric Chicken and Wild Rice hovering over the skillet. The second photo is of the skillet holding the cooked casserole.  The title \"Turmeric Chicken with Wild Rice runs through the center.
Recipe Rating


Tuesday 26th of May 2020

A great flavor change to add to wild rice. We loved it


Tuesday 11th of April 2017

I stumbled across your post while on a search to use some wild rice I had purchased at Trader Joe's-so glad I did! I used ground chicken breast (personal preference) adding some chicken stock to keep up the moisture. The only other tweak I did was adding some diced carrot in with the initial vegetables for a true mirepoix. I am new to tumeric as well, so was happy to be able to incorporate it. My very picky husband went for seconds, so I am counting it as a success! Thank you!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 12th of April 2017

Thank you, Stacey! I really enjoyed this recipe and really appreciate you letting me know about the missing ingredient. I'll fix it right away. I think John was a little hesitant trying this dish and loved it too.


Tuesday 11th of April 2017

Forgot to mention that the addition of the red pepper is missing in the instructions.

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Monday 10th of October 2016

This look delicious Julie! Will add this to my list of must make recipes during the week. x Marguerite

Julie Menghini

Monday 10th of October 2016

Thank you Marguerite! It was really good and easy to make. Please let me know what you think.


Sunday 9th of October 2016

Never been a fan of wild rice but this looks so good I think I'll have to try it again!