Curried Turkey Cutlets with Dried Apricots


This recipe was uniquely fantastic!  I would have never thought we would try, let alone make something with all the combination of flavors in this recipe.  Ted and I both absolutely loved it!   So aromatic and tasty!  This was also very quick to prepare.   This felt like a real food adventure!  The fresh mint on top was amazing!


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup apple or pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  •  1 pound turkey cutlets, cut into four portions (see Ingredient note)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons slivered fresh mint, (optional)
  • 1-2 teaspoons curry powder


  • 1    Pat turkey cutlets dry with paper towels; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey and cook until browned on both sides and no longer pink in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • 2    Add onion to the pan; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add garlic, ginger and curry; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add juice and apricots; bring to a simmer. Cook until the apricots are plump and the liquid is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes.
  • 3     Add cornstarch mixture to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute. Return the turkey and any accumulated juices to the pan. Cook, turning the cutlets a few times, until coated and heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in scallions and mint (if using). Serve immediately, with a dollop of yogurt.
  • You can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts in this recipe. Cover with plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick; cook 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Original Recipe form Eating Well


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