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


  • 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 ounce-weight: 182 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.


  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

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 249050
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2016

"I poured the entire mixture over the turkey and put them in a 400? oven to bake for 25 mins. I basted them halfway through. I turned the oven down to 350 for about 5 or 7 mins to finish them, they were very thick through the center and I wanted to make sure they were cooked through. The mixture cooked down to a beautiful glaze, which I spooned over the turkey. When I stored the leftovers, I sliced it up and then poured the remaining glaze over the top. So good!"

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