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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 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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21 thoughts on “Tender and Juicy Turkey Cutlets”

  1. 5 stars
    great recipe I cooked 4 cutlets, the gravy is delicious and the whole recipe very easy to make. thanks for sharing.

  2. This was delicious! I had a package of 5 turkey cutlets. I sauteed finely diced carrot and celery in butter and removed before browning the cutlets. Then added that back in with once the onion and garlic were sautéed. Also added some white wine with the stock. Served with mashed potatoes and string beans. A taste of Thanksgiving in May and will definitely make again. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    Just made these for Thanksgiving; they were easy and really good! I got a package of turkey cullets at Trader Joes, subbed in turkey broth and Herbes De Provence, doubled the broth amount and flour and served the gravy in a boat. So fast and great for a small group so we don’t have a giant turkey to deal with. Plus, it is super economical! Thank you 🙂

    1. Sounds wonderful, Brenda! I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.


  4. 5 stars
    This was SO good! I doubled the recipe for my son and I. I put an extra portion of the turkey aside to make a little leftover container for his lunch tomorrow. There was just enough gravy leftover, but when my son finished his lunch, he asked if he could have some more gravy. I told him he wouldn’t have any tomorrow if he ate it now and he said he didn’t care and drank the rest of the gravy! Thanks for another wonderful and easy recipe.

    1. Aimee,

      Your comment made my day! Thank you so much for taking the time to write to let me know how much your son enjoyed the turkey cutlets. It’s a great “little” recipe and I’m so happy you both loved it.

      Have a wonderful weekend!


  5. Jacqueline Walton

    5 stars
    I made this recipe for my husband and he gobbled it up! He said that it was very tender and juicy. He got home late from being out of town and went in the freezer and grabbed the turkey cutlets. He was just going to “figure something out” for preparation. I decided to look up a recipe and picked this one which was the first one I saw. I had all the ingredients at home, prep and preparation time was reasonable and the rest is history. I pared it with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans that I made while the turkey was cooking. Since it was so late he said he was only going to eat half. Well…he ate it all, scraping the plate!

    1. Hi Jacqueline,

      Your comment made my day! Thank you so much for letting me know how much your husband loved our recipe, it really means the world to us.


  6. 5 stars
    Mmmm…I’m salivating just looking at your image of these delicious turkey cutlets. This recipe is perfect for singles and couples all year round.

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