Turkey with Lime Butter Sauce Recipe
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Turkey with Lime Butter Sauce Recipe

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When I’m in Florida, I buy Key limes for the butter sauce, but any fresh limes work just fine. If I'm using leftover turkey, I brown the meat a little so the sauce picks up the flavor. —Patricia Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Featured In: Your May Meal Plan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (17.6 ounces) turkey breast cutlets
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without added salt): 465 calories, 31g fat (16g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients. Add turkey, a few pieces at a time; close bag and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add turkey in batches and cook 1-2 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove; keep warm.
  3. In same skillet, cook green onion and garlic 1 minute. Add broth and lime juice, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; stir in remaining ingredients. Cook and stir until butter is melted. Serve turkey with butter sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey with Lime Butter Sauce in Country Extra May 2009, p49

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 93269
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"This was amazingly fast to put together. Way less than 30 minutes. Lime butter would be good on other meats/items as well. I left out the chives, as I didn't have any, and substituted dried dill."

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