Simple Supper Friday: Coconut Turkey Stew


coconut-turkey-stewAs a way to make it easier for people to actually make my ‘Simple Supper Friday’ meals on each specific Friday, I’m going to start posting the recipe earlier in the day versus after dinnertime at the end of the day. I usually always post the dinner I make on that Friday, but now I will share a quick and easy recipe that I made earlier in the week. I think it’s a win-win situation for all of us!

Today’s recipe is a foolproof, satisfying and delicious coconut turkey stew. There’s few ingredients in the recipe and not much prep or chopping, and only one pan involved – my favorite kind of recipe!


  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped kale (spinach, chard or collard greens will also work)
  • 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk (I like this brand and this brand)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash of cayenne pepper


  1. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté a few minutes, until the onion starts to soften. Add the ground turkey, along with the sea salt and pepper to taste.
  2. After several minutes, once the turkey is browned and cooked through, add the cayenne and kale. Stir well.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the coconut milk. Mix well and cook until the kale softens and wilts down a bit, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add more sea salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Serve.



6 thoughts on “Simple Supper Friday: Coconut Turkey Stew

  1. xfitter7 July 22, 2012 / 5:55 am

    Mmm this looks great! I can’t wait to try it. I love the simplicity of it! Thanks!!

    • paleoinportland July 22, 2012 / 7:40 am

      Thanks, it is great! I love that it’s simple too, but big on flavor. Let me know what you think once you try it out!

  2. C Earle November 3, 2015 / 7:41 am

    I made this last night after finding it on Pinterest. I added a little curry powder as the meat was browning. Delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    • paleoinpdx November 3, 2015 / 11:19 am

      Nice idea adding the curry! Can’t go wrong with curry and coconut milk 😀 Glad you enjoyed the recipe and made it your own!

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