Turmeric-Ginger Braised Chicken and Parsnips

Ali Segersten (author) Jun 13, 2021
Turmeric-Ginger Braised Chicken and Parsnips-1
Average Recipe
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes

Even the simplest of ingredients can transform into something extraordinary when braised. Braising begins with searing the meat in a small amount of oil, then aromatics are sautéed in the oil and rendered fat. Finally, liquids are added, then the braising pan is covered with a lid and either set to very low heat on the stove or placed in a 325 degree F oven so the meat can slow-cook. This method produces very tender, flavorful, and easy to digest meat and vegetables. I am using parsnips here because I love the flavors they impart, but you can use carrots or sweet potatoes instead.

1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs
1 small onions cut into crescent moons
1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh turmeric
1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
½ teaspoons sea salt
1 cans coconut milk
½ cups chicken stock (or water)
1 pounds parsnips peeled and chopped (about 3 medium parsnips)
2 cups thinly sliced kale
¼ cups chopped cilantro