Recipe By Marcia
Published Apr 21st
Prep 15m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 6 servings Calories 424.4

One of my clients gave me a shorter version of this recipe before I left work for the day. Added a couple of things to it and loved it. Thanks a lot, Laurie. You were right — good meal! This sauce goes well with rice or with pita bread. What’s great about this recipe is you can add as much spice as you would like.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 pounds ground turkey thigh meat
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • ½ cup bottled sweet chili sauce
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the turkey with onion and garlic in the oil until the meat is no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes. Chop the meat up into crumbles as it cooks. Stir in the garbanzo beans, tomatoes, curry powder, chili sauce, and coconut milk; bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Season with salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 424.4
  • Carbohydrate 29.4 g
  • Cholesterol 111.7 mg
  • Fat 18.9 g
  • Fiber 5.6 g
  • Protein 35.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 7 g
  • Sodium 706.1 mg
  • Sugar 5.9 g


  1. Awesome recipe but I did make lots of changes as follows: 0) used bacon grease to cook up onion 1) did not use turkey - didn't have 2) used a whole can of coconut milk plus at least one cup of chicken broth 3) threw in 1 cup rice and cooked it in sauce 4) - Read more ...
  2. Great recipe!! I changed the canned tomatoes for real ones added curry paste instead of plain powder and added cubes of tofu instead of the meat. It was really great!!
  3. Spicy hot & delish. Mostly followed the ingredients but changed up some measurements. Used 1 lb. 99% fat-free ground turkey breasts; 10 oz. diced tomatoes w/ habanero peppers (only use habanero option if you want to spike the heat); lite coconut milk. Eliminated the sesame oil and sautéed turkey onion & garlic in Better Than - Read more ...
  4. May have been because I used madras curry but I didn't care for this recipe. Also it was too sweet for my tastes.
  5. Delicious. I forgot to use the garlic and it didn't matter. I also left the turkey out. This dish tastes amazing and is so quick to make.
  6. This is so delicious. I have been searching for a beautiful saucey curry dish like this to make at home. My husband and I love these flavors and I am so pleased with how it turned out. I served over jasmine rice and I used the remaining coconut milk in the rice...great combo!! Thanks!
  7. This is a keeper! Yummm...makes my mouth hum. I followed other's tips. Made my own 1/2 c sweet chili sauce (ketchup honey & Sriracha); used 2 cans garbanzo (1 might have been fine) and 1 cup lite coconut milk. Did it all in my electric skillet. Put over rice. Fast delicious one-of-a-kind.
  8. This was a big hit for the whole family! We'll definitely be making this dish again next time with more chickpeas!
  9. I like it because it's quick easy tasty and healthy. Next time I think I may add raisins or mango.

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