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Lemon Honey Turkey Recipe
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Lemon Honey Turkey Recipe

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Folks will be smacking their lips when they taste these tender slices of Turkey draped a sweet and tangy sauce. "I love cooking with lemon and honey and experimenting with herbs," says Judith Harris of Brainerd, Minnesota, "This dish is so easy to make."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 turkey breast tenderloins (12 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked turkey with 4 teaspoons sauce equals 182 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Place tenderloins in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.Pour half the sauce over turkey.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with remaining sauce. Remove turkey to a plate and keep warm.
  3. Transfer drippings to a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into drippings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in browning sauce if desired. Serve sauce over turkey. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Honey Turkey in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p53

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked turkey with 4 teaspoons sauce equals 182 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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