Spicy Maple Turkey Breast with Quick Pan Sauce

Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

If you don't want to spend your entire Turkey Day in the kitchen, this is the entrée for you. A bold spice rub gives the meat big flavor and gorgeous color.

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 2 turkey slices and 2 tablespoons sauce)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 10 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 205
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 36.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.9g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 79mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 385mg
  • Calcium: 33mg

Ingredients

  • Turkey:
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (1 1/2-pound) skinless, boneless turkey breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  • Sauce:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups no-salt-added chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. 2. To prepare turkey, combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; add turkey, turning to coat. Marinate at room temperature 20 minutes. Remove turkey from marinade; discard marinade. Place a rack inside a roasting pan; coat rack lightly with cooking spray. Arrange turkey breasts on rack. Bake at 450° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part registers 155°. Remove from oven. Let stand 10 minutes; cut turkey diagonally across the grain into 16 slices.
  3. 3. To prepare sauce, heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine stock and flour in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add stock mixture to onion mixture, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Serve sauce with turkey.
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