Pan-Seared Turkey Cutlets With Asian-Inspired Orange Sauce

“This is a much yummier and healthier way to feed a craving for Chinese food. We enjoyed these lean pan-seared turkey cutlets seasoned with savory spices and ginger and then drizzled with a sweet and spicy orange-soy-ginger sauce. Serve with steamed vegetables and brown rice, and you have a healthy alternative to ordering not-so-healthy takeout.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season both sides of turkey cutlets with 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoons onion powder, 1/2 teaspoons ginger, 1/4 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoons black pepper. Allow to dry marinate at room temperature for up to 20 minutes.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
  3. While skillet and oil are heating up, combine sauce ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk together orange juice, agave nectar, soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoons onion powder, 1/4 teaspoons ginger and cornstarch. Set aside.
  4. When olive oil is glistening hot and fragrant, add turkey cutlets. Sear for 5-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove to a serving plate and cover to keep warm.
  5. Pour sauce into the skillet. With a wooden spoon (as not to scratch the skillet), stir sauce, scraping up any browned bits from the surface of the skillet. The sauce will begin to thicken. Once it reaches a gravy-like consistency, remove from heat.
  6. Pour sauce over turkey cutlets or serve in a small gravy dish/pitcher.
  7. If desired, garnish with sliced scallions.

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