Turkey Cutlets with Balsamic Pears
Pears cooked in balsamic vinegar and chicken broth add a rich sweet-and-savory note to this quick meal.
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- Servings: 4
Source: Everyday Food, October 2011
- 4 turkey cutlets (about 1 pound total), patted dry
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 large shallots, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves, plus more for serving
- 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
- 2 Bosc pears, cored and sliced into thin wedges
Season turkey with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high. Add turkey and cook until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side, flipping once. Transfer to a plate and tent loosely with foil.
Add 2 tablespoons butter to skillet and reduce heat to medium. Add shallots, garlic, and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots begin to soften, 6 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together broth, vinegar, and mustard. Add pears to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, 4 minutes. Add broth mixture; cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to high, and cook, stirring occasionally, until pears are tender and liquid is almost evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Return turkey to skillet, along with any juices. Add thyme, toss to combine, and serve.