Spicy Turkey Pita Pockets

If you love the taste of curry you will love these Spicy Turkey Pita Pockets. Super easy to make and packed full of flavor.

spicy turkey pita pockets

I had a couple of leftover pita pockets from another recipe and didn’t want them to go bad or put them in the freezer so I decided to make these Spicy Turkey Pitas.

spicy turkey pita pockets

What makes these pita pockets spicy is the combination of the curry simmer sauce, the chutney and the spicy peach salsa.

The beauty is you can adjust the amounts of each ingredient to dial in how spicy you want it. Which is also the reason the curry paste is totally optional.

spicy turkey pita pockets

What I really like about this recipe is not only how quick and easy it is to make, they are pretty healthy as well thanks to the main ingredient being lean ground turkey.

Someone once suggested that I could use turkey meatballs instead of ground turkey. I think that would be a good substitute but since I always have several pounds of ground turkey on-hand, I probably won’t have a chance to try it.

spicy turkey pita pockets

If you are going to make this recipe, just make sure you get the right kind of pitas. Not all pitas have pockets in them! Ever wonder how the pocket is made? It’s basically the steam during the baking process that creates the pocket in the pita.

spicy turkey pita pockets

You will need the following ingredients to make this Spicy Turkey Pita Pockets recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Water
  • Yellow Onion
  • Lean Ground Turkey
  • Curry Simmer Sauce
  • Pita Pockets
  • Spicy Peach Salsa
  • Curry Paste
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Lettuce
  1. In a large skillet, heat water and cook onion over medium-high heat until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the ground turkey and cook thoroughly, stirring constantly about 7-9 minutes.
  3. Add the curry simmer sauce and optionally the curry paste and stir gently. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Fill the pita pockets with the turkey mixture. Top with peach salsa and shredded lettuce.

Printable Recipe Card

Spicy Turkey Pita Pockets

Spicy Turkey Pita Pockets

If you love the taste of curry you will love these Spicy Turkey Pita Pockets. Super easy to make and packed full of flavor.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine American
Servings 4 pita pockets
Calories 303 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tbsp Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 16 oz Lean Ground Turkey
  • ¼ Cup Curry Simmer Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Mango Chutney
  • Tsp Curry Paste, optional
  • 2 Pita Pockets, cut in half
  • ½ Cup Spicy Peach Salsa
  • ¼ Cup Lettuce, shredded

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, heat water and cook onion over medium-high heat until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the ground turkey and cook thoroughly, stirring constantly about 7-9 minutes.
  • Add the curry simmer sauce, chutney and optionally the curry paste and stir gently. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Fill pitas with turkey mixture. Top with peach salsa and shredded lettuce.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 31gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 676mgPotassium: 580mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 348IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Rita says:

    This spicy turkey pita pocket recipe is to die for. So flavourful and very easy to make. The curry simmer sauce just adds that extra flavour that makes this sandwich number one in my book.

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