Shio-koji turmeric chicken grill
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Shio-koji 塩麹 turmeric chicken

This Shio-koji tumeric chicken is not just easy to make. It is tender and is of full of Umami (rich flavor) thanks to magical power of Shio-koji, a Japanese traditional fermented seasoning. Not only it is delicious and easy to make but also is digestive friendly and you can experience antioxidant benefit from Turmeric!
料理 Maindish
キーワード chicken, digestive friendly, easy, gluten free, probiotics, shio-koji塩麹
準備時間 5 minutes
調理時間 10 minutes
Marinating 6 hours
出来上がり分量 2 chicken breasts
著者 livingnature



  • 3 tbsp Shio-koji
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil - extra virgin
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 small chicken breast - boneless, skinless


  • To make the marinade, whisk together shio-koji, coconut oil, garlic, turmeric, and black pepper until combined.
  • To marinade the chicken place the chicken in a glass bowl or container, pour marinade over top of chicken until completely coated.
    Marinate chicken in the fridge for about 6 hours or overnight to let the enzyme acitivity of Shio-koji tenderize the chicken.
  • Place chicken on a preheated grill and grill for about 5-6 minnutes both sides or until chicken is cooked through .
    Alternately you can bake chicken breasts in the oven at 210℃ (400 °F) for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Move the chicken onto the plate and enjoy!


  • Shio-koji can be found in your local Japanese grocery stores or on Amazon.
  • Do not forget to add black pepper because it helps the absorption of active compound of turmeric, curcumin.
  • Shio-koji marinated chicken keeps the tenderness even after saved in the fridge so you can make extra serving to have it for next day lunch.