Turkey Scallopini With Lemon and Capers

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is so delightful and really quite easy for such a deluxe taste. The cook time should be taken with a grain of salt as it will differ greatly depending on just how thick your cutlets actually are and whether you are browning and cooking the turkey cutlets on an electric or a gas stove [more time for electric, less for gas]. The amounts for the herbs and capers do not have to be precise; an approximation according to your likes works fine!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pat turkey dry and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Coat the slices in flour and shake off any excess.
  3. Over high heat in a large heavy skillet, heat 1 1/2 tablespoon oil and brown half of the turkey cutlets, cooking until just cooked through.
  4. Remove to a covered platter and keep warm.
  5. Add and heat another 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and brown and cook the rest of the turkey in the same way, also removing to the covered platter to be kept warm when finished.
  6. Turn down heat a bit and add remaining tablespoon of oil to skillet. Cook the garlic in the oil until fragrant, careful not to burn, about 30 seconds.
  7. Then, over moderately high heat, deglaze pan with the broth. Be sure to get all the beautiful browned bits loose & into the broth!
  8. Boil broth until reduced to about 3/4 cup.
  9. Stir in lemon juice, capers, parsley, salt and pepper to taste, and butter. Whisk sauce until smooth.
  10. Return turkey cutlets and any juices to the saucepan and simmer until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

This dish was easy to prepare and had a wonderful taste! Definitely going on my list of favorites!!!

5 5

Delicious Scallopini!!!! My store didn't have turkey cutlets when I shopped so I subbed thin chicken cutlets and the only other change I made was that we don't care for capers so I omitted them. I served this with my Fettuccine All'alfredo, green beans and garlic bread for a wonderful Italian meal!! Thanks for sharing Gaia. Made for a bonus recipe for Potluck Tag.