Turkey with chickpea risotto

Today I’ve just got the dinner idea you were looking for. I spent my day searching for a simple recipe for tonight’s dinner, and ended up making something totally unplanned. I didn’t use a recipe, but actually made one myself.. it’s a simple one so I certainly recommend trying it out. A bit spicy, a bit sweet, the combination of flavours will surprise you in a good way and the family will enjoy it.

Here are a few more ideas which include turkey that you can explore:

Roast turkey & mlinci_2
Mlinci & roasted turkey
Roasted turkey & barley
Roasted turkey & barley

…and a few risotto recipes:

Mushroom risotto
Mushroom risotto (Vegetarian)
Zagreb steak & pea risotto
Squid risotto


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Enjoy & happy cooking!

Preparation: 20 min

Cook time: 45 min

Servings: 4


  • 150 g chickpeas, canned or pre-cooked
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 100 g arborio rice
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 50 ml white wine
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 400 g turkey drumstick
  • 1 tsp red paprika
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Turkey with chickpea risotto

How to

  1. Whisk together honey, Sriracha sauce, vegetable oil, red paprika, curry powder, ground pepper and salt. Season turkey drumsticks with the seasoning mixture and set aside to marinade.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a medium sauce pan, add finely chopped onion and let it simmer for a few minutes until soft. Stir in rice and white wine, cook until the alcohol evaporates before adding 1/3 of the vegetable stock.
  3. After the vegetable stock evaporates and rice doubles in size stir in pre-cooked chickpeas, the rest of the vegetable stock, of course as much as you need, parsley and nutmeg. Finish the risotto by stirring in a tbsp of butter.
  4. Slowly grill the marinated turkey drumsticks in a large grill pan until golden brown and crispy. Enjoy!

14 Comments Add yours

  1. I love risotto, this sounds delicious. I have been wanting it, terrific recipe!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, I’m actually making some today, can’t wait 😀


  2. What a great recipe, again. 🖒🖒☺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, much appreciated!


  3. Rini says:

    Beautiful dish. Looks so elegant.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, not only does it look elegant, it’s also very delicious!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. petra08 says:

    The whole dish sounds, and looks great. I like the idea of chickpea risotto, so innovative 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, that’s just another way of preparing such a great ingredient 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Yesss! I thought I was the only one who liked cooking with Sriracha sauce!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      I’ve got a big bottle of super spicy Sriracha sauce in the fridge and use it as often as I can.. 😀


  6. My Real Dish says:

    Oh that chickpea risotto is brillant!

    Liked by 1 person

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