Mediterranean Turkey With Swiss Chard Over Polenta

turkey-polenta Recipe
John Kernick
Break out your wok because the polenta, turkey and swiss chard in this Mediterranean dish can all be cooked one after the other in a single pan. Hooray!
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces turkey, 3 slices polenta, and 1/2 cup chard)


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3 teaspoons peanut oil, divided
1 (8-ounce) tube of polenta, cut into 12 slices
3/4 pound turkey cutlets, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced and divided
1/3 cup currants
1/2 pound Swiss chard, finely chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted


Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes

1. Heat wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil; cook polenta, turning halfway through, 3 minutes. Transfer to platter; cover.

2. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to wok; cook turkey 3 minutes. Add lemon juice, 1/2 cup broth, 1 garlic clove, and currants. Cook, stirring, 1 minute more or until turkey is cooked through. Transfer to platter with slotted spoon, reserving liquid in wok; cover.

3. Add Swiss chard and onion to wok; cook, stirring, 3 minutes or until tender. Add remaining 1/2 cup broth and garlic; cook, stirring, 2 minutes more.

4. Spoon the chard mixture onto a platter; top with pine nuts.

Created date

August 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 245
Fat 6 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrate 25 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 34 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 364 mg
Calcium 53 mg