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Citrus Grilled Turkey Cutlets

Janice Mentzer, of Sharpsburg, Maryland says, “My family enjoys this turkey recipe year-round, but it’s especially nice in the summer as an alternative to grilled chicken. Add a green salad, grilled onions and peppers, plus some crusty bread for a great dinner.”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons each lemon, lime and orange juices
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (17.6 ounces) turkey breast cutlets


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the juices, cilantro, oil, honey, garlic and seasonings; add turkey. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil, using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
  • Grill turkey, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 2-4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 160 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • justmbeth
    Oct 22, 2017

    Turkey came out tender and juicy. Looks like TOH has the wrong picture with this recipe...BBQ ham sandwiches maybe?

  • hkpepin
    Jun 20, 2016

    A little bland but i didnt have on cilantro on hand so i skipped it. They were very juicy and thts appreciated in a turkey recipe. Loved the citrus flavors and I served it with some noodles. Great easy dinner.

  • Linda_55
    Mar 6, 2015

    This was delicious. We added an additional tablespoon of honey and about 2 tablespoons of white wine to the marinade. I did not have any fresh cilantro on hand and used 2 tablespoons of dried cilantro. We reduced and thickened the marinade for a sauce. This is definitely a keeper.

  • sgronholz
    Jul 30, 2014

    This recipe is outstanding! The meat was juicy and delicious, with a bit of a Southwestern flair. I think the marinade would be just as tasty with chicken as it is with the turkey.

  • dilbert098
    Nov 20, 2012

    We didn't have all of the juices or the cumin, however the turkey came out full of flavour. We had it with potatoes but it would be great on a spring salad. Great recipe, a non-traditional way to make turkey, but it doesn't disappoint. Very light but satisfying.