Italian Turkey Tenders Recipe
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Italian Turkey Tenders Recipe

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Flavorful and crispy, this healthier version of a kids’ favorite should delight the whole family. Seasoned bread crumbs or ranch dressing would make tasty variations. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless turkey breast halves, cut into 1-inch strips
  • Cooking spray

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 329 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 766mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 42g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and salad dressing. Place flour in another shallow bowl. In a third shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and seasonings. Coat turkey with flour, then dip in egg mixture and coat with bread crumb mixture.
  2. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Spritz turkey with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until juices run clear, turning once. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Turkey Tenders in Healthy Cooking February/March 2011, p53

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dmwilmoth User ID: 2810512 212091
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"This was a really good recipe. I loved how the creamy Italian dressing made the turkey taste. Absolutely will make this again. Will agree that the 2 pounds would not have made it through all the ingredients. I used 1.5 pounds and had to add a little more dressing and crumb mixture. So, just FYI. Delicious!"

NancyDirla User ID: 3083012 212090
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"Made this last night and my husband and I really liked it. The recipe calls for 2 pounds of turkey. I only used one and wouldn't have had enough of the other ingredients for two pounds. Definitely a keeper."

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