Sweet and Spicy Turkey Breast

Serves 8


For the turkey:

  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (1 1/2-pound) turkey breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • Cooking spray

For the sauce:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups no-salt-added chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Preparation

    1. Preheat the oven to 450 F.
    2. To make the turkey, mix the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Add and coat the turkey in marinade. Let the turkey marinate at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
    3. Place a rack inside a roasting pan and coat it lightly with cooking spray. Place the turkey breasts on the rack and let it bake for about 20 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 155 F. Remove the turkey from the oven and let it stand for 10 minutes. Cut the turkey diagonally into 16 slices.
    4. To make the sauce, place a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and coat the pan. Sauté the onion and garlic for 4 minutes.
    5. Using a whisk, in a bowl, combine the stock and flour. Add the stock into the onion and garlic mixture. Cook the sauce for about 2 minutes or until it boils and slightly thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the salt and pepper; serve the sauce with the turkey breast.

    Nutritional Information per Serving

    Serving size = 2 turkey slices and 2 Tbsp sauce

    • 205 Calories
    • 3.9 g Fat
    • 79 mg Cholesterol
    • 385 mg Sodium
    • 7.9 g Carbohydrate
    • 0.7 g Fiber
    • 36.6 g Protein

    Source: My Recipes

    Photo credit: Timothy Vollmer on Flickr

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