Turkey Tenders with Herbed Chocolate Gravy
  • 1 1/4pounds turkey tenders (or chicken breast cutlets)
  • 1tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1package poultry herbs – 3 sprigs each of rosemary, thyme, sagefinely chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2cup finely diced carrot
  • 1/2cup finely diced celery
  • 1/2cup finely diced green bell pepper
  • 2cups no-salt-added tomato purée
  • 2cups low-sodium chicken or turkey broth
  • 2 low-sodium vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 1ounce bittersweet chocolatechopped
  • 2tablespoons slivered almondstoasted
  • Snipped chives or chopped parsleyfor garnish
  1. Place turkey tenders between two sheets of waxed paper and pound gently to flatten slightly. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add butter and olive oil. As soon as foam subsides, add turkey tenders and brown lightly, 2–3 minutes on each side, working in batches if necessary. Remove to a plate and cover. (Tenders may still be uncooked in the center.)
  2. Add half of the chopped herbs, plus bay leaves, onion, carrot, celery, and green pepper, and stir until vegetables turn bright and begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add tomato purée and stir, deglazing pan bottom and cooking until mixture begins to stick slightly, about 5 minutes. Add broth and bouillon cubes; bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to maintain a steady simmer. Cook uncovered for about 15 minutes, stirring from time to time to prevent sticking, until mixture reaches a gravy consistency. Stir in chopped chocolate, remaining herbs, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Slip turkey tenders into pan, along with any accumulated juices, and stir gently to cover pieces with gravy. Cook over very low heat until warmed and cooked through. Sprinkle with slivered almonds and chives or parsley, and serve at once.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Tenders with Herbed Chocolate Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 319mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 39g 78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 363 cal, 14g fat (5g mono, 2g poly, 5g sat), 96mg chol, 39g protein, 25g carb, 5g fiber, 319mg sodium