Moroccan Turkey With Cous Cous Recipe

With a huge array of ingredients this Moroccan turkey recipe is a great one to try if you want to try something a little different. With almost 3 of your 5 a day as well as being low calorie and low in fat this meal is something new to try! 

  • Recipe makes: 4 servings
  • Prep time:
    30 mins
  • Cook time: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Calories: 464
    per serving


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 6 dried apricots
  • 8 pitted prunes
  • 454g turkey breast
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 10g cinnamon stick
  • 240g tinned chick peas
  • ½ pint chicken stock
  • 400g cooked couscous
  • 20g coriander leaves

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  1. Peel the garlic and onions. Then crush the garlic and chop the onions, tomatoes, apricots and prunes.
  2. If necessary, tie the turkey joint with fine string.
  3. Mix the crushed garlic with all the spices and spread over the joint. Leave for at least 15 minutes, so that the flavours can develop.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and brown the turkey joint on all sides.
  5. Remove the turkey, then add the onions to the pan and gently sauté for 5 minutes (or until softened).
  6. Add the cinnamon stick to the pan with the tomatoes and chickpeas and place the turkey joint on top.
  7. Pour over the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  8. Add the prunes and apricots to the pan and continue to cook for a further 30-40 minutes or until the turkey is thoroughly cooked.
  9. Discard string from turkey and remove the cinnamon stick. Arrange the turkey on top of the couscous and spoon the chickpea mixture around the joint and garnish with coriander.
Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)464
Carbohydrate (g)60.9
Fat (g)7.2
Protein (g)38.2
Fibre (g)10.0
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg2.5

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