One Skillet Turkey with Honey Mustard Pan Sauce is a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe, but it is impressive enough to serve for a Sunday dinner.
One thing I consistently make once a week is some version of pan seared meat with a pan sauce. It is THE quintessential meal when you are not sure what to make or you are short on time. Take turkey or chicken cutlets, for instance. They are somewhat boring and can be ho hum. Cook them in a bit of olive oil and butter then make a light pan sauce with the fond (browned bits) and you have a thing of beauty. Really.
I used a 12 inch, flat bottomed skillet for this. My T-Fal pan was about $25 and you really don’t need to get top of the line if you take care of them and avoid the dishwasher.
Skillet meals are economical, family-friendly and fast. With less dishes to wash, you are cutting down on time in the kitchen (genius!). Prep your ingredients ahead of time to streamline the process.
Cooking Tips – One Skillet Turkey Recipe
Use an instant read food thermometer to make sure you have reached the correct finished internal temperature- 163 for poultry. Once turkey is firm to the touch, remove to a platter and place in a 200 degree oven.Soften the shallot, add the rest of the ingredients. Pour the finished sauce over the turkey.
Using turkey breasts sliced into cutlets that are NO more than ⅜ inch thick. Even thickness the whole length. Pat the cutlets dry, as dry meat sears more easily. Olive oil produces a more even color and more pleasant taste.This is an ideal cooking method that is both fast and easy.Cook them just long enough in a pan that is hot enough. When you properly preheat and oil a skillet, you can skip adding flour to the meat to prevent sticking. First brown the cutlets on one side and allow to cook on that side until meat is firm and browning- about 3 minutes. Flip over for another 30 to 60 sec. Remove and reduce wine until about 1/3 cup remains, add stock, then stir in Dijon, butter and any fresh herbs you have. Pour over meat.
So as you can see this is a restaurant quality meal that is easy! You can do it!!
I recently made the One Skillet Turkey Cutlets recipe at the Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Conference.