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Coconut-Crusted Turkey Strips Recipe

Coconut-Crusted Turkey Strips Recipe

My granddaughter shared these baked turkey strips with me. With a plum dipping sauce, they're just the thing for a light supper. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds turkey breast tenderloins, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup plum sauce
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg whites and oil. In another shallow bowl, mix coconut, bread crumbs, sesame seeds and salt. Dip turkey in egg mixture, then in coconut mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  • 2. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray; spritz turkey with cooking spray. Bake 10-12 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink, turning once.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, mix sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve turkey with sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked turkey with 2 tablespoon sauce equals 278 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 519 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.