Lemon Turkey Cutlets – a healthy dinner that is ready in 15 minutes! Turkey or Chicken cutlets in tangy lemon sauce are prefect any night of the week.
I have always thought of the Roasted Turkey you have Thanksgiving, and that was it. I really enjoy it once a year on Thanksgiving, but that is usually enough turkey to last me the whole year. Then a few years ago I found turkey cutlets in the grocery store and figured I would give them a try.
Turns out they are a big hit at our house! They cook in minutes, take on whatever flavor you want, and are so easy! With only a few pantry staples and 15 minutes these can be on the table! Our other favorite are Italian Turkey Cutlets.
After a few moves around the country, I have found that not every store carries turkey cutlets. But I can always find turkey tenderloins. So if that is your only option, pick up a package of them. Then you just have to butterfly them open, and you have 2 cutlets! Super easy!
Lemon turkey cutlets has been a staple in our house for at least 8 years. The sauce is just 3 ingredients, and they are ingredients I always have in the house. So when turkey is on sale, I always pick a pack to have in the freezer for any night of the week.
Turkey breasts are very low in calories, so this is a super healthy dinner. But with the rich and tangy sauce, you won’t feel like you are missing out at all. Serve with a big salad, roasted asparagus, potatoes, or even this mushroom rice pilaf would be great.
You could even use this same recipe and make with chicken breasts or even pork chops if that is what your family likes best. Sometimes I make a little extra sauce, so there is lots for each bite. Something about the tangy mustard, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice together that is just out of this world. Such an unlikely pairing!
How to Cook Turkey Cutlets
Turkey cutlets cook just like chicken. You can bake it, grill it, or sauté it. Cutlets my definition mean they are thinly sliced, so it should cook quickly. Turkey does not have a lot of fat, so you will want to put some kind of oil or non-stick spray in the pan.
- Season the both sides of the turkey with lemon pepper seasoning.
- Add it to a hot skillet with a little oil in the bottom and cook for 4-5 minutes per side.
- Meanwhile mix together Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard and lemon juice.
- When the turkey is almost completely cooked pour in the sauce and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
- Remove from the pan and spoon over any sauce to serve.
Turkey cutlets can be bland on their own, so you want to make sure you have a sauce or season them well. You do not want your dinner to be boring! But if you are looking for an easy weeknight dinner, this turkey cutlet recipe is it!
So next time you are at the store, pick up some turkey so you can make these lemon turkey cutlets. Your weeknights and family will thank me!
More Easy Dinner Recipes
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- Honey Dijon Chicken
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Lemon Turkey Cutlets
Heat pan over med-high heat. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil. Sprinkle lemon pepper seasoning over both sides of turkey. Cook turkey for about 10 minutes, turning half way. While cooking, you can mix together the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Once turkey is almost done, pour sauce into pan. Cook for just a couple minutes, and you are done!
- 2 Turkey Cutlets, or chiken
- 2 Tbls Lemon Juice
- 1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- Lemon Pepper seasoning
- Olive Oil
- Heat pan over med-high heat. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil.
- Sprinkle lemon pepper seasoning over both sides of turkey.
- Cook turkey for about 10 minutes, turning half way.
- While cooking, you can mix together the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Once turkey is almost done, pour sauce into pan.
- Cook for 2- minutes.
- Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving Calories 182Cholesterol 91mgSodium 451mgCarbohydrates 2gSugar 1gProtein 36g
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Michele Virtue says
I used lemon infused olive oil & sprinkled both sides of the turkey with both black & white pepper instead of using lemon pepper seasoning, which can add salt. I topped with steamed artichoke hearts & it was DELICIOUS!
I’ve made this many times for my family and it is a hit every time! I make it with sauteed fresh green beans and broccoli, also with lemon pepper seasonings and a bit of the sauce, and we add rice. My husband doesn’t like mustard so I use red wine vinegar in the sauce instead and it’s still wonderful. Thanks for one of the go-to recipes!