Cornbread Crusted Turkey

cornbread crusted turkey

This turkey recipe is not just for Thanksgiving-enjoy this hearty turkey dinner any time of year!


  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 skinless turkey fillets (3oz each)
  • 4x4 square of prepared cornbread
  • 1 egg white (or substitute liquid egg white)
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1lb frozen baby carrots
  • 1 Tbsp fresh sage - rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried sage)
  • 1 Tbsp butter


Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine buttermilk and Dijon mustard. Mix well.

Add turkey fillets to buttermilk mixture to marinate for 5-10 minutes while preparing cornbread. Grind cornbread in a food processor, or use your

fingers to make coarse crumbs. Place breadcrumbs on a baking sheet, and dry in a 300 of oven or toaster oven for 4-5 minutes. Do not brown. Pour breadcrumbs into a dry, shallow dish. Put egg white in a separate bowl.

Remove turkey from the buttermilk, and dip each fillet first in the egg white and then in the cornbread crumbs to coat. Be sure to discard leftover buttermilk mixture and cornbread crumbs. Place breaded turkey fillets on a baking sheet, and bake for 10-15 minutes (to a minimum internal temperature of 165 F). While the turkey is cooking, combine chicken broth, cornstarch, carrots, sage, and butter in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Lower temperature to a simmer.

Simmer gently for about 5 minutes, or until the butter is melted, the sauce is thick, and the carrots are warm. Serve each 3-ounce turkey fillet with 1 cup of carrots and sauce mixture

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information per Serving (3ox  turkey, 1 cup carrots and sauce mixture)

  • Calories: 285
  • Total Fiber: 3 grams
  • Total Fat: 6 grams
  • Protein: 29 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 3 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 29 grams
  • Cholesterol: 48 milligrams
  • Potassium: 378 milligrams
  • Sodium: 420 milligrams

Source: National Institutes of Health -
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