Turkey with Orange Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I found this recipe in one of my mother's cookbooks. It's a quick way to fix turkey. My family likes it with rice and a tossed salad. —Gaye O'Dell of Binghamton, New York


  • 1 pound turkey breast tenderloins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons butter


  1. Sprinkle turkey with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; place in a microwave-safe 11x7-in. dish. Cover, venting one corner, and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  2. Turn turkey; cover and microwave 1 to 1-1/2 minutes longer or until turkey is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 170°.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the cornstarch, brown sugar, orange juice, lemon juice, butter and remaining salt. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until thickened; stir until smooth. Serve with turkey.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 189 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fruit.