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Turkey Cutlets with Cool Pepper Sauce Recipe

Turkey Cutlets with Cool Pepper Sauce Recipe

Crisp breading surrounds tender turkey cutlets in this refreshing recipe from Jeannie Klugh of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Topped with a sour-cream sauce with lively jalapeno and lemon, it has just the right kick!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 package (17.6 ounces) turkey breast cutlets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Lemon wedges and sliced jalapeno peppers, optional

Directions

  • 1. For sauce, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, jalapeno, lemon juice and peel and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
  • 2. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic and remaining pepper. Add turkey, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 3. In a large nonstick skillet, cook turkey in oil in batches over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Serve with sauce. Garnish with lemon wedges and jalapenos if desired. Yield: 4 servings (1/2 cup sauce).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked turkey with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 242 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.