Turkey Cutlets With Lemon Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This came from a recipe card at the grocery store. A very quick to prepare, light and flavorful dish. Excellent served with mushroom rice (or risotto) and a steamed vegetable. Great for a fabulous weeknight meal. This recipe represents the light and healthy cooking style known in the Western U.S.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place turkey cutlets between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallot or rolling pin until 1/4" thick.
  2. Sprinkle cutlets with salt and pepper.
  3. Grate peel of one lemon to make 1/2 tsp zest; cut lemon and squeeze to make 2 tbsp juice.
  4. Cut second lemon into thin slices and set aside.
  5. Combine chicken broth and cornstarch in small bowl and set aside.
  6. Heat oil in a 12" skillet over med high heat.
  7. Saute cutlets 3 minutes per side.
  8. Remove to a platter and keep warm.
  9. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and lemon slices to skillet.
  10. Add garlic.
  11. Stir and cook 30 seconds.
  12. Add broth mixture; reduce heat to medium and boil 1 minute.
  13. Pour over cutlets, garnish with parsley.
Most Helpful

I liked the simplicity of this recipe. Only issue I had was waiting for the broth/cornstarch mixture to thicken up in the pan. Consequently I cooked the sauce longer than the directions stated and the lemon slices cooking longer made the sauce almost inedible. I salvaged it by added about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of sugar. Next time I won't add the slices of lemon until the sauce is how I like it. It's my mistake not this recipe. I will definitely try again.

mybirdzone March 04, 2011

This was a delicious way to have turkey cutlets. I did lightly bread my cutlet with 2 tbsp of whole wheat flour with 1 tsp of parsley, 1/4 tsp salt and pepper mixed in. I used 1 tsp of olive oil. I also used no salt added low fat chicken broth. I for some reason didn't have any lemons, so I used about 3 lemons worth of the bottled stuff. I cooked my sauce alot longer to reduce it. I served with baby potatoes drizzled with the yummy sauce. Thank you for the recipe.

jamb May 01, 2003

This was ok...I felt it was missing something, but not sure what. I will tweak it a little with some additional spices to see if that does the trick.

Rottmom February 27, 2011