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 turkey as what you eat on 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. My husband feels the same way. Then a few years ago I found turkey cutlets in the grocery store and figured I would give them a try.
Turns out both my husband and I like them! We have a couple different trusted turkey cutlet recipes we use often. This lemon one is probably my husbands favorite. And really, probably mine as well. 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 moth 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
They cook just as you would a piece of chicken. You can bake it, grill it, or saute 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. Then just cook for 4-5 minutes per side. The sauce for these turkey cutlets goes on right at the end. It makes a rich lemon sauce that give the turkey a ton of flavor!
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!
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- 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.