Turkey Cutlets with Pan Salsa

The salsa is so good you might want to double it!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people


  • 4 3/8-inch-thick turkey cutlets (about 1/2 pound total)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour seasoned with salt and cayenne
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup low-salt chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • cayenne to taste
  • 2 plum tomatoes (peeled, seeded, and chopped fine)
  • 2 scallions (minced)
  • 1 fresh or pickled jalapeño (seed and minced)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh coriander


  • Dredge the cutlets in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess. In a heavy skillet (preferably cast-iroheat the oil over moderately high heat until it is hot but not smoking, and in it sauté the cutlets for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown on the edges and cooked through.
  • Transfer 2 cutlets to each of 2 plates and keep them warm. To the skillet add the broth, the vinegar, the chili powder, the cayenne, and salt to taste, deglaze the skillet over moderately high heat, scraping up the brown bits, and stir in the tomatoes, the scallions, and the jalapeño.
  • Cook the sauce until it is thickened, pour it over the cutlets, and sprinkle the cutlets with the peanuts and the coriander.


Serves 2. Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.