Tangy Turkey Tagine: Easy Moroccon Food


Difficulty: Easy

Healthiness: Good (385 calories)

Effort: Minimal

Price: Cheap

I’ve wanted to get some turkey in my life considering how lean it is. It’s one of least fatty cuts of meat and is a really good price too, no more than chicken. So I gave this recipe a try.

Using a slow cooker is one of the easisest ways to cooks so I’d really recommend investing in one! Especially if you are new to cooking. All it takes is some prep and there is no need to worry you are doing it wrong, as it is all done for you. There’s also nothing better than coming home to a meal already cooked.

This recipe is full of flavours. Normally I’m not even keen on Moroccan food but will 100% be making this again. Its lean, low in carbs, cheap, easy, and sooo tasty…

The recipe

Serves 4

Prep time- 25 minutes

Cooking time- 8-9 hours



Low calorie cooking spray (I used coconut oil)

400g turkey breast diced

1 chopped onion

2 garlic cloves finely chopped

1 tablespoon plain flour

450ml chicken stock

1 teaspoon of turmeric

5cm cinnamon stick (I used a teaspoon of ground cinnamon)

Finely grated rind of 1 lemon (I just used a dash of lemon juice)

400g can chickpeas, drained

25g sultanas (or another handful more…)


175g couscous

450ml boiling water

4 tablespoons chopped mint or mixed mint and parsley

OR I just used 2 packets of parsley and lemon couscous  from the supermarket



Heat up the cooking spray or oil in the pan on a high heat. Add the turkey and cook for 5 minutes so there are no pink bits and starting to brown. Move the turkey to a plate with a slotted spoon.

Add the garlic and onion to the pan and cook until softened. Add the flour and stock and mix well. Then add the turmeric, cinnamon, lemon, chickpeas, and sultanas. Season to taste and bring to the boil, stirring.

tangy turkey tagine
Looking really appetising right now


Pour everything into the slow cooker including the turkey. Cove and cook on a low heat for 8-9 hours until the turkey is tender (mmmm!)

Place the couscous in a bowl and cover with the boiing water and leave to soak for about 5 minutes. Stir in the chopped herbs and fluff up with a fork. If you’re using a packet like me, the instructions will be on the back and similar.

Serve between four and even add a naan if you like!




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