Turkey cutlets with sherry mushrooms make a calorie friendly meal.
The holidays are long over, so I’m over my turkey overload. Now I’m wishing I could go back in time and enjoy those holiday memories. Turkey cutlets are an easy, calorie-friendly way to get those warm, fuzzy feelings back.
Somewhere in the recesses of my memory, I was told that marinading poultry in buttermilk tenderizes the meat. I agree. Even these cutlets benefited from a few hours drowned in a buttermilk bath.
Add the fresh taste of rosemary, mushrooms and sherry to my turkey cutlets in the form of a light and savory sauce, and my craving is satisfied.
Happy, healthy cooking!
- 16 ounces turkey cutlets
- 1 cup low fat buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups mushroom , sliced
- ½ cup low fat chicken broth
- 1/4 cup sherry
- ½ tablespoon rosemary, finely chopped
- 1 tsp butter
- salt and pepper
- 1. Combine buttermilk and poultry seasoning in a zip lock bag and add turkey. Marinate for 3 hours.
- 2. Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat to medium. Drain buttermilk from turkey and add to skillet. Cook 4 - 5 minutes per side until turkey is no longer pink inside.
- 3. Remove turkey to a plate, and pour off any liquid in the pan.
- 4. Add olive oil to pan. When olive oil is heated, add mushrooms and rosemary. Saute for 3 minutes, then add chicken broth and sherry. Cook for 5 minutes until mushrooms are tender and sauce is reduced by 1/3.
- 5. Add butter to the pan, and melt into sauce.
- 6. Add turkey back to the pan and heat through with sauce.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Turkey tops the charts for tryptophan and protein. Turkey has half the saturated fat found in beef making it a good source of protein. It also contains cancer protecting selenium.
Mushrooms are super high in selenium, vitamin B2, copper, Vitamin B3, tryptophan, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. Mushrooms contain powerful phytonutrients that contribute to overall health, as well as protecting against certain cancers such as breast cancer. Selenium contributes to the proper function of our antioxidant system. Zinc promotes immune function. There is a list a mile long of the benefits of mushrooms. They should be an addition to any healthy eating plan.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 6.79g
Total Carbs: 5.73g
Dietary Fiber: 0.82g
Old Weight Watchers Points 5
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.