This turkey piccata is the perfect light and easy meal for any night of the week!
Made with turkey cutlets, shallots, capers, and a homemade gravy this dish is delicious!
This turkey piccata recipe is quick, flavorful, and always delicious. Made with a buttery lemon sauce and a turkey cutlets this turkey piccata with capers is a fabulously healthy meal perfect for dinner. this is one of those meals that works perfectly for serving up any weeknight for the family or when you have guests over for dinner and want to serve your company something special. It’s a lighter meal too, so it’s perfect for a hot day or serving with a rich chocolatey dessert-like Death By Chocolate Bundt Cake.
What is Turkey Piccata?
- Turkey cutlets
- Ground pepper
- Olive oil
- Chicken broth
- Garlic cloves
- All-purpose flour
- Lemon juice
- Flat-leaf parsley
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe cards below.
How to Make Turkey Piccata
- Sprinkle your turkey with some salt and pepper.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add in a teaspoon of olive oil until simmering.
- Place the cutlets into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until done. Remove the turkey from the skillet and keep warm.
- Add in the remaining olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon of butter to the pan.
- Add in your shallots and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Stir in 3/4 cup of broth and bring to a boil.
- Cook for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the pan.
- Combine the remaining chicken broth and flour, with a whisk until blended.
- Add it to the pan and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Cook for 5 minutes or until the liquid has been reduced by half.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the remaining butter, lemon juice, and capers.
- Pour the sauce over the turkey cutlets and garnish with some fresh parsley.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
This recipe for turkey cutlet piccata can also be made using chicken cutlets. to make your own chicken cutlets, simply take 4 chicken breasts and slice them in half horizontally so that they are the same thin size. Alternatively, you could use my Pork Cutlets with Lemon Caper Sauce recipe if that is easier and you have pork on hand.
If you have leftover cooked turkey from the holidays you can use thinly sliced turkey instead of cutlets.
What to serve with turkey piccata
this meal would be great served alongside some cooked pasta like whole-wheat spaghetti or angel hair. Cooked rice or rice pilaf would be great as well. It would also be great to serve with some-cooked veggies like steamed zucchini, broccoli, or green beans. I think serving it up with a simple green salad as a starter also sounds like a fabulous idea!
Check out these other delicious turkey recipes:
- Turkey Pot Pie
- Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage Subs
- Herb & Lemon Aioli with Spinach and Kale Turkey Burgers
- Aloha Turkey Burger
- Greek Roasted Turkey Recipe
- Turkey and Pesto Lasagna Rolls
- 4 turkey cutlets
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoon shallots, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon capers
- 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsely
- Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Add cutlets and cook 2-3 minutes per side or until done. Remove and keep warm.
- Add remaining olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon of butter to pan. Add shallots and garlic cooking for 1 minute. Stir in 3/4 cup broth. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes, scraping sides of pan. Combine remaining chicken stock and flour, stirring with a whisk. Add to pan and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until liquid has reduced by half. Remove from heat and stir in remaining butter, lemon juice, and capers. Pour sauce over turkey and garnish with parsley.
Amount Per Serving Calories 227Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 94mgSodium 659mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 33g