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Tender and Juicy Turkey Cutlets

Tender and juicy turkey cutlets with a flavorful gravy. This turkey cutlets recipe is so easy and everything cooks in one pan! Ready in under 30 minutes!

A turkey cutlet topped with gravy with a side of mashed potatoes plated on a metal tray with three tomatoes and a red cloth napkin

These wonderful turkey cutlets are a fantastic weeknight meal and would be ideal if you're planning a Thanksgiving meal for one or two people.

Turkey cutlets aren't just for the holidays. Consider making turkey cutlets any time of the year. They cook quickly and with a simple pan fried turkey cutlet recipe like this one, dinner can be ready in no time.

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Here I've seasoned the turkey cutlets with just a pinch of salt, a pinch of black pepper and Italian seasoning. Feel free to season the cutlets with this or use dried rosemary or thyme instead.

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What Are Turkey Cutlets?

Turkey cutlets are boneless cuts of turkey that have been thinly sliced and cook very quickly. You should be able to find them in the fresh turkey section of your grocery.

Why This Recipe Works

  • This is such a delicious, easy recipe. It can be made in just 20 minutes!
  • You can double or triple the ingredients in this recipe with success.
  • Since the turkey is thin, it cooks quickly and is tender and extra juicy.
  • If you're planning a small scale Thanksgiving, turkey cutlets are a great option.


See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • turkey breast cutlet
  • butter
  • Italian seasoning
  • salt and black pepper
  • onions
  • garlic
  • all purpose flour
  • chicken broth

Expert Tips

  • You can substitute thinly a sliced chicken breast for the turkey cutlet.
  • Use gluten free flour if needed.

Serving Suggestions

If you're planning a holiday menu on a smaller scale, cooking a large turkey might seem unnecessary. Don't feel the need to skip the turkey, you can still enjoy a traditional meal by including these small portioned turkey cutlets.

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Turkey Cutlets Recipe | One Dish Kitchen

Juicy Turkey Cutlets For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keywords: turkey
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 5-ounce turkey breast cutlet
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter , divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth


  • Season the turkey cutlet(s) with the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
    In a medium-sized skillet melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. 
  • Add the cutlet to the pan and cook until no longer pink, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and place on a plate. Cover to keep warm.
  • In the same pan, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and minced garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes.
  • Add the flour to the pan and cook, stirring constantly for a minute.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the turkey cutlet back to the pan; reduce heat to low.
    Cover the cutlet with the sauce and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Serve.


Expert Tips
  • You can substitute thinly a sliced chicken breast for the turkey cutlet.
  • Use gluten free flour if needed.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 603mg | Potassium: 159mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Iron: 0.4mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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31 thoughts on “Tender and Juicy Turkey Cutlets”

  1. Barbara Atherton

    5 stars
    Barbara A
    Thank you so much Joanie for the delicious recipe. All the family enjoyed it. Really quick and easy. You saved me from dry tough turkey as it usually turns out when I trust my own cooking.

  2. I made this gravy for turkey meatballs. I added a splash of milk to the gravy and it was so delicious and smooth. I originally planned to only eat half of my dish but because this gravy was so well seasoned with onion and garlic I ate the whole thing.

  3. 5 stars
    The first recipe i cooked was the turkey cutlets i really enjoyed it
    I am thankful that when i was looking up cookbooks that your cookbook was on the page so i checked my library and they had it.
    When i looked at the book i decided to go to the store and buy it and noticed your website i look forward to trying more recipes.

  4. 5 stars
    I was surprised by how good this is and how little time this took!! This is now in my regular dinner recipe rotation. I have a long commute home so I very much appreciate recipes that help me out real food on the table quickly.

  5. 5 stars
    Joanie! These were amazing. I made exactly as the recipe called for. I was worried the dry seasoning wouldn’t have enough time to meld into everything but the flavors really really came through once I made the gravy. A truly savory and yummy dish!

      1. 5 stars
        So glad I came across this recipe when looking for a way to prepare turkey cutlets for dinner tonight. I hardly ever make gravy, but your directions made it very easy to do, and my husband & I loved it! I had to guess proportions for everything because I was making it for 3, but it turned out delicious! Please let me know if you have suggested proportions for 3-4 people.
        Thank you!

      2. Hi Jan, I’m so glad you and your husband loved the turkey cutlets. When my two daughters come home to visit, I use this recipe all the time with success. Double or triple the ingredients as needed.

  6. Generously rub this mixture really well all over your turkey cutlets and let marinate for 30 minutes or overnight (in the fridge!).

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