Sweet and Spicy Curry with Chickpeas


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 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 (Optional)


  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 (per serving)

424 Calories
19g Fat
29g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 424
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 706mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 727mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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