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Chipotle Turkey Cutlets

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 turkey cutlets and about 1/3 cup sauce)
This recipe uses chipotle chile powder to create a mole, the flavorful Mexican sauce whose hallmark ingredient is chocolate. Usually served with poultry, mole recipes vary but generally include onions, chiles, and ground seeds.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 (2-ounce) turkey breast cutlets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes with jalapeño peppers and spices, undrained

Nutrition Information

  • calories 267
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 8.2 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 3.2 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 36.3 g
  • carbohydrate 11.5 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • cholesterol 79 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 567 mg
  • calcium 53 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 3 ingredients. Sprinkle turkey with sesame seed mixture.

  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan.

  3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in pan. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in chipotle powder and cumin; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in broth, cocoa, and tomatoes. Return turkey to pan; bring to a boil. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until turkey is tender and sauce is slightly thickened.