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Spiced Turkey with Swiss Chard

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + standing


4 servings

I love turkey in any way, shape or form. I feel the same about Swiss chard or any leafy greens, so I decided to combine the two in this delicious, healthy meal. To complete the dinner, I make extra spice rub and toss it with oil and new potatoes, then roast them in the oven along with the turkey. —Susan Bickta, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Spiced Turkey with Swiss Chard Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 package (20 ounces) turkey breast tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large bunch Swiss chard, trimmed and chopped
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Mix first six ingredients; rub over tenderloins. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
  2. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat, brown tenderloins on all sides. Transfer skillet to oven; roast turkey until a thermometer reads 165°, 20-25 minutes. Remove from pan; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
  3. In same skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute chard 5 minutes. Stir in broth and pepper. Reduce heat to medium; cook, covered, until tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with turkey. If desired, sprinkle turkey with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked turkey and 1/2 cup chard: 228 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 37g protein.

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