Italian Turkey Tenders

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 13, 2022
Flavorful and crispy, this healthier version of a kids’ favorite should delight the whole family. Seasoned bread crumbs or ranch dressing would make tasty variations. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
Italian Turkey Tenders Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless turkey breast half, cut into 1-inch strips
  • Cooking spray


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and salad dressing. Place flour in another shallow bowl. In a third shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and seasonings. Coat turkey with flour, then dip in egg mixture and coat with bread crumb mixture.
  2. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Spritz turkey with cooking spray. Bake at 375° until no longer pink, 20-25 minutes, turning once.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey: 309 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 674mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein.