How Do I Cook Turkey Breast Cutlets?

Dip turkey cutlets in egg whites, then breadcrumb mixture, shaking off excess. Heat a large nonstick frying pan on medium heat. Add the butter and olive oil. When butter melts, add the cutlets and cook about 6 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through.

Cooking turkey breast cutlets can be a simple, yet delicious, way to add lean protein to your meal plan. If you’re looking for a quick and healthy dinner option, turkey cutlets are an excellent choice. There are several ways to cook turkey breast cutlets, allowing for a variety of cooking methods and flavor profiles. Whether you’re an experienced cook or just getting started in the kitchen, this article will provide you with the basics of preparing and cooking turkey breast cutlets. We will discuss the different types of cutlets, the benefits of cooking with turkey, and the best cooking methods for achieving a tasty and healthy meal. To ensure you get the most out of your turkey, we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect cutlets. With this guide, you’ll be able to create a delicious and nutritious meal that is sure to please the whole family.

How to tell when turkey cutlets are done:

The FDA recommends cooking turkey until it reaches a temperature of 165 degrees F. However, since turkey cutlets are so thin, it’s nearly impossible to use a thermometer effectively.

Instead, cut into the center of the cutlet. The meat is finished when all pink color has vanished and the juices are clear.

I prefer to use my index finger to press down on the meat rather than cutting into all of the cutlets. There should be a little “give” for tender meat. If the turkey is very firm, it is likely overcooked.

How to cook turkey cutlets in white wine sauce:

The best thing about turkey breast cutlets is how quickly they cook. But if the cook isn’t paying attention, that could also be their downfall. Like overcooked chicken breasts, overcooked turkey cutlets are dry and tough.

The turkey cutlets only require 2 minutes on the first side and 1 minute on the second side if your pan is hot and ready, so I advise against leaving the stove. If the cutlets are thicker, they will require more cooking time.

But let’s back up a second. Honestly, a generous pinch of kosher salt and freshly ground pepper does the trick just fine. The same spice rub I use for my Herbed Pork Chops with Garlic Butter, however, is what I added to the recipe to slightly up the ante. Rosemary, sage, paprika, salt and pepper. Simple, but so flavorful.

In a large skillet, arrange the cutlets in a single layer. If there’s not enough room, cook them in two batches. Transfer the cooked cutlets to a plate, then cover them with foil to keep them warm.

Reduce the heat a little and add some olive oil to the skillet’s center. 1 minute after adding some minced garlic to the oil Slowly pour in the white wine and chicken broth.

The crucial step is to scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet left over from browning the cutlets as the wine/broth mixture begins to simmer. Flavor for days!.

The sauce should reduce to half its volume after 4 to 5 minutes of simmering in the skillet at medium heat. Stir in the parsley. Return the cutlets to the skillet with any accumulated juices, and then top them with the sauce. Serve it up!.

What you need for this turkey cutlets recipe:

The main ingredients in this recipe (affiliate links included) are as follows:

  • Turkey cutlets: Turkey cutlets can be found in most supermarkets, typically sold as a package of 5 or 6 cutlets.
  • Herbs & spices: Dried crushed rosemary, dried sage, paprika, kosher salt and ground pepper are all you need.
  • Extra virgin olive oil: A drizzle of olive oil binds together the herbs and spices for the rub, plus helps with browning the turkey. A little more is needed for cooking the garlic.
  • White wine: I suggest using a dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris.
  • Broth: Chicken broth if you have it. Vegetable broth works in a pinch.
  • Turkey cutlets are thin, boneless slices of turkey breast. They are either sliced slightly thicker, then pounded thin, or very thin (typically about 12 inch thick).

    Many grocery stores sell them in the meat/butcher section. I typically buy them at Trader Joe’s. Actually, I purchase several packages and store them in the freezer so that I have enough to prepare meals for the week.

    Turkey cutlets are perfect for quick meals because they cook quickly due to their thinness. It only takes a few minutes on each side in a hot skillet.


    What temperature should turkey cutlets be cooked to?

    For 35 minutes, bake uncovered at 350°F (do not open oven). Cook turkey to 165°F using a meat thermometer.

    How long do you cook a turkey breast for?

    How Long to Roast a Turkey Breast. A bone-in turkey breast should generally be cooked at 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) for 20 minutes per pound, or until it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

    Do you cook a turkey breast at 325 or 350?

    Roast a bone-in, two to two and a half-pound turkey breast half at 325°F for 60 to 70 minutes. Roast a boneless turkey breast weighing two to three pounds at 325°F for 40 to 60 minutes. Roast a whole, 4- to 6-pound turkey breast at 325°F for 11/2 to 2 1/4 hours. Whole 6- to 8-pound turkey breast should be roasted for 24 to 314 hours at 325°F.

    How do you keep turkey breast moist?

    Rub a softened stick of butter ALL over the bird. Buttering the skin will ensure that it turns a perfect golden brown color, add flavor, and keep the meat moist.

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