Turkey Cutlets with Chipotle-Orange Sauce and Cilantro Couscous

To improve the health profile of the couscous, use whole wheat couscous and olive oil oil instead of butter (and reduce the amount to 1 tablespoon).

Turkey Cutlets with Chipotle Orange Sauce and Cilantro Couscous
Country of Origin
South America
Preparation time

1 tbsp. butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 can (14.5 oz.) low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup orange marmalade or preserves
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
1 lb. turkey breast cutlets
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. cornstarch

2 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups couscous
2 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. chopped cilantro


1. Make the turkey: In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until golden, about 10 minutes. Add broth, marmalade, and chipotle pepper. Reduce to a simmer and cook until chipotle-orange sauce is reduced by half, about 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, season turkey with salt and black pepper to taste. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Working in batches, cook cutlets until centers are no longer pink, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and cover with foil.

3. In a small bowl, stir 1 tablespoon water into cornstarch. Add to chipotle-orange sauce. Continue cooking, stirring constantly while sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauce over turkey cutlets.

4. Make the couscous: In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add couscous and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly until coated. Add broth and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook 5 to 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Add cilantro and more salt and black pepper, to taste. Serve with cutlets.