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Turkey Cutlets with Balsamic Pears

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  • Servings: 4
Turkey Cutlets with Balsamic Pears

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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.


Reviews (3)

  • susankellen 25 Feb, 2013

    This dish is ridiculously delicious! I reduced fat to 1 tbsp., and it was still to die for.

  • loganberry 16 Jan, 2012

    This recipe is quick and absolutely delicious. Substituted dried thyme for the fresh and it was still great!

  • lilylady 11 Jan, 2012

    This is one of the best new recipes I have tried.

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