Turkey is not just for Thanksgiving, but is great year round. A recipe I have been tweaking over the past couple of months is my baked ‘Turkey Delight’. It is so easy to make and great for you. I used to use this recipe with baked chicken but find that with turkey it tastes even better and we tend to eat a lot of chicken so it is good to mix it up.
For Weight Watchers one serving, 1/2 cup, is 5 points. The amount that is cooked in this recipe gives 4 servings. That is enough for 2 hearty meals for Paul and I or dinner for a family of four! This recipe takes about 10 minutes of prep time. Once prepped it cooks at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
- Turkey: We use turkey tenderloin because it is lean and there are no bones to worry about.
- Spray Canola Oil
- Lemon Juice: As much as desired. I use 1 Tbsp.
- Herbs: Rosemary, Thyme, Italian Melody (Mrs. Dash brand is salt free which is great!)
- Tea: I usually choose a berry flavor with green tea. This can be whatever you prefer.
- Honey: 1 Tsp.
- Dried Cranberries: Because cranberry sauce is full of sugar this is a great alternative to get that berry taste.
Spray the pan with Canola Oil and season the turkey with the seasonings and lemon juice.
Make the tea. I use two cups of water and put all three packets of tea in the water. I add a teaspoon of honey to the tea as well for sweetness. Once the tea has steeped for about 5 minutes it is add it to the pan with the turkey.
-While the tea is steeping I do Step 3.
Cut the vegetables. You may use as much as desired. I ended up using all of the carrots shown above, 3 pieces of garlic from the clove, and half of the onion.
Add the vegetables and dried cranberries.
This is what the dish will look like once everything has been added.
Put the dish in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour. At the half hour mark I usually check it and stir the ingredients.
The finished product:
Don’t be alarmed by the color of the broth. That is determined by the color of the tea used and once cooked it changes due to temperature, the turkey, herbs, and etc. in the dish.
Dinner is served!!
1 Serving of Turkey: 5 Points
1/2 Cup of Rice: 4 Points
3/4 Cup of Sweet Potato: 3 Points
= 12 Points for Dinner!!
This dish is also delicious cooking in a crock pot on low for 5 hours!
Another meal that could be made from this dish is to: Shred the turkey once cooked, add noodles and more broth. Thus, making turkey soup!
From leftovers the turkey could be used in a stir fry, turkey salad, BBQ, or even tacos.
What is your favorite turkey dish??