Turkey Cutlets with Peas & Spring Onions

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Peas and baby onions are harbingers of spring, the first sign that warm weather's on its way. With turkey cutlets and a simple white wine sauce, they pair up in this flavorful dish that calls out for mashed roots or steamed asparagus on the side.

Turkey Cutlets with Peas & Spring Onions
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 pound 1/4-inch-thick turkey breast cutlets, or steaks

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 bunch spring onions, or scallions, sliced, whites and greens separated

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine

  • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen, thawed

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

Directions
  1. Whisk flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge each turkey cutlet (or steak) in the flour mixture. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook until lightly golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; cover with foil to keep warm.

  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion (or scallion) whites and cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms are browned and the whites are slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth, wine and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is slightly reduced, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in peas and onion (or scallion) greens and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon zest. Nestle the turkey into the vegetables along with any accumulated juices from the plate. Cook, turning the cutlets once, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories
313
Added Sugars
0g
Carbohydrates
23g
Cholesterol
45mg
Dietary Fiber
3g
Fat
8g
Monounsaturated Fat
5g
Potassium
223mg
Protein
34g
Saturated Fat
1g
Sodium
571mg
Bonus
Iron (15% daily value)
Vitamin A & C (20% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Exchanges
1 starch
1 vegetable
4 lean meat
1 fat

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2 replies

PJS MOM
PJS MOM 2013-12-02 06:25:26 -0500 Report

Depending on your flavor preferences, you can use non-alcoholic wine, chicken broth or stock, diluted white wine vinegar or cider vinegar, white grape juice diluted with white wine vinegar, ginger ale, canned mushroom liquid, or water as a substitute for white wine.

SleeplessinOR
SleeplessinOR 2013-12-02 04:00:35 -0500 Report

The only problem with this recipe is the same one I have one that I have with other recipes that have alcoholic beverages in them. Since we don't keep any alcoholic beverages in our house what could be substituted for the wine?