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Turkey Cutlets with Puttanesca Sauce

Turkey Cutlets with Puttanesca Sauce

Puttanesca sauce is a spicy Italian sauce that includes tomatoes, onions, garlic, capers, olives, and oregano cooked together in olive oil. It is delicious served over noodles, chicken, or baked fish.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2005

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cutlet and 1/3 cup sauce)
  • Cook time:31 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound (1/4-inch-thick) turkey breast cutlets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped ripe olives (about 4 large olives)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Combine flour, pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish. Dredge turkey in flour mixture, coating both sides; shake off excess flour.

Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil and half of cutlets; cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Repeat procedure with 1 teaspoon oil and remaining cutlets; remove from pan and keep warm.

Pour 1 teaspoon oil into a medium saucepan; place over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add tomatoes and next 7 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon sauce over turkey cutlets; serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 225
  • Fat: 4.75g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 30.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 14.6g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 584mg
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Calcium: 44mg

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