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Citrus Turkey

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.


2 servings

My sister Sandra shared this recipe with me, so around my house we call it "Sandi's Citrus Turkey".


  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 turkey breast tenderloin (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon chicken broth, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt to taste, optional
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. Rub garlic over all sides of tenderloin. Place in a greased shallow 5-cup baking dish. Pour the orange juice, 1/4 cup broth and lemon juice over turkey. Sprinkle with the thyme, salt if desired and pepper.
  2. Cover and bake at 325° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-20 minutes longer or until meat juices run clear and a thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally. Remove turkey to a serving platter and keep warm.
  3. For sauce, pour drippings and loosened browned bits into a measuring cup. Skim fat; pour drippings into a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth. Stir into drippings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with turkey.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 pound: 155 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.

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