Moroccan Style Ground Turkey with Chickpeas

Hello everyone,

I gotta say I love the flavours of Moroccan cooking. Cumin, cinnamon and turmeric are such a nice combination.

I had some ground turkey and wanted to make some sort of quick and healthy skillet dish. With a little googling for ideas combined with what I had in the fridge and pantry, this is the dish I came up with.

I figure if a dish can satisfy all three criteria of quick, healthy and delicious, then you’re doing okay in life. I must say, this skillet dish does indeed satisfy all three of those criteria!

So satisfy your hunger without feeling guilty!

Bon appetit,

Julie

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moroccan-style-ground-turkey-with-chickpeas

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Moroccan Style Ground Turkey with Chickpeas
Serves 4-5

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup couscous

1 lb ground turkey
1 large onion. Sliced
4 carrots, sliced
1 small orange fleshed sweet potato, peeled and cubed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
½ tsp turmeric
¾ tsp cinnamon
Red pepper flakes to taste
2 cups chicken broth
½ cup raisins
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste
Cilantro to garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. In large skillet, heat oil. Season turkey with salt and pepper. Brown turkey until cooked. Set aside turkey.
  2. Cook onions for about 2 minutes. Add garlic, carrots and sweet potatoes and cook for 3-5 minutes, until they start to soften.
  3. Add chickpeas and stir.
  4. Add spices (cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, red pepper flakes) and stir for about 30 seconds.
  5. Add turkey and stir. Add chicken broth, raisins, tomato paste, lemon zest, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  6. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with cilantro and serve on couscous.

Couscous:

Boil 1.5 cups water. With ¼ tsp salt, pour over couscous. Cover and let sit for about 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

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