Citrus Grilled Turkey Cutlets Recipe
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Citrus Grilled Turkey Cutlets Recipe

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Janice Mentzer, of Sharpsburg, Maryland says, “My family enjoys this turkey recipe year-round, but it’s especially nice in the summer as an alternative to grilled chicken. Add a green salad, grilled onions and peppers, plus some crusty bread for a great dinner.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons each lemon, lime and orange juices
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (17.6 ounces) turkey breast cutlets

Nutritional Facts

about 4 ounces cooked turkey equals 160 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the juices, cilantro, oil, honey, garlic and seasonings; add turkey. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate 2 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil, using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
  3. Grill turkey, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 2-4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Citrus Grilled Turkey Cutlets in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p57

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Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"This was delicious. We added an additional tablespoon of honey and about 2 tablespoons of white wine to the marinade. I did not have any fresh cilantro on hand and used 2 tablespoons of dried cilantro. We reduced and thickened the marinade for a sauce. This is definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"This recipe is outstanding! The meat was juicy and delicious, with a bit of a Southwestern flair. I think the marinade would be just as tasty with chicken as it is with the turkey."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"We didn't have all of the juices or the cumin, however the turkey came out full of flavour. We had it with potatoes but it would be great on a spring salad. Great recipe, a non-traditional way to make turkey, but it doesn't disappoint. Very light but satisfying."

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