Coffee and Chocolate Turkey Thigh with Chimichurri

A great tasting Coffee, Chocolate Turkey & Chimichurri combination - this delightful meal may sound different, but it tastes amazing!

Prep Time: 15 minutes (+1hour to 12 hours marinading time)

Cook Time : 45 minutes

Ready in: 2 hours

Serves: 4-6


  • 500g Turkey Thigh.
  • 2 tablespoons Ground Coffee.
  • 2 tablespoons Salt.
  • 2 tablespoons Medium Paprika.
  • 1 tablespoon Ancho Chilli.
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano.
  • 1 tablespoon Soft Dark Brown Sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder.
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder.
  • 1 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper.
  • 0.5 teaspoon Cocoa Powder.


  • Small Bunch Coriander.
  • Small Bunch Parsley.
  • Small Bunch Mint.
  • 1 Small White Onion.
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 60ml White Wine Vinegar.
  • 200ml Sunflower/Rapeseed Oil.

Step 1

Add all of the meat ingredients into a bowl and marinade your deboned Turkey Thigh. Add a small amount of oil to help coat the meat. Allow to marinade for a minimum of an hour or overnight if possible.

Step 2

Preheat your grill to a medium high heat. Place your thigh on a wire rack flesh side down. Cook under the grill for 45 minutes.

Step 3

While your thigh is cooking combine all the Chimichurri ingredients in a blender to a smooth paste.

Step 4

Allow your thigh to rest. Slice and serve with the Chimichurri.

Optional Serving Suggestion

Serve with some steamed coriander rice and dressed salad leaf.

Do you want to know why Turkey is such a great protein to incorporate into your daily diet?

Turkey is one of those tasty meats, positively good for the whole family containing essential nutrients! It’s also very versatile and great value for money. It’s one of the healthiest meats you can buy, low in fat and calories yet high in protein, an ideal addition to any healthy balanced diet and lifestyle.

Turkey breast meat is especially low in fat and high in protein which is why its so good for us. It is particularly low in saturated fat with less than 1g of saturated fat per 100g portion. In comparison beef has 6g of saturated fat per 100g and lamb has a whopping 9g of saturated fat per 100g. It is also lower in calories per portion (100g) compared with other meats.

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