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Thai Turkey Coconut Curry

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Curry, Pineapple, Turkey
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1.5 lbs turkey breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • canola oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, small dice
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2-4 tbsp red Thai curry paste
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 400 ml can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 one pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into uniform chunks about 2 1/2 cups
  • Thai basil, for serving optional
  • rice for serving


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan, and cook the turkey for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through.  Transfer to a plate.
  • In the same skillet, add the onion and bell pepper, and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly softened.  Add in the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in curry paste, fish sauce and brown sugar and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add in coconut milk and bring to a simmer.
  • Return the turkey to the skillet, and stir in the pineapple
  • Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, until turkey is heated through and sauce has slightly thickened. 
  • Serve with rice and sprinkle with Thai basil.