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HealthPerks Recipe: Curried Turkey Cutlets with Dried Apricots - A Spin on a Traditional Dish

Curried Turkey Cutlets with  Dried Apricots



  • 1 lb. turkey cutlets, cut into 4 portions
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tsp. curry powder
  • 3/4 c. apple or pineapple juice
  • 1/2 c. dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp. cold water
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp. slivered fresh mint (optional)
  • 1/4 c. low-fat plain yogurt



  1. Pat turkey cutlets dry with paper towels; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey and cook until browned on both sides and no longer pink in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, and set aside.
  2. Add onion to the pan; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add garlic, ginger, and curry; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add juice and apricots; bring to a simmer. Cook until the apricots are plump and the liquid is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add cornstarch mixture to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute. Return the turkey and any accumulated juices to the pan. Cook, turning the cutlets a few times, until coated and heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in scallions and mint (if using).
  4. Serve immediately, with a dollop of yogurt.


This recipe first appeared in the November 2014 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.

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