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Ginger & Citrus Glazed Turkey

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Why not add this Ginger & Citrus Glazed Turkey to your meal plan. A great skillet dinner that’s all done in under 30 minutes!

Ginger & Citrus Glazed Turkey in a skillet
Ginger & Citrus Glazed Turkey

A while ago, a friend suggested I have an Express section on my blog.  In theory it is a wonderful idea and I have been trawling through my recipes to see what is quick or quickish. 

I see lots of recipes posted at “Under 10 Minutes”, “Dinner in 20 Minutes” and so on.  Then I dwell further into the reading only to find that many of the recipes are using convenience items, leftovers, or previously prepared ingredients.  So, I don’t really consider that the entire cooking time.  I have tried it many times and always seem to fail to achieve the time stated.  Maybe I just work slow, who knows.  In any case, I love the idea of quick dinners but I also like to cook from scratch.  So, somewhere there has to be a comprise.  For me that comprise is Meals in 30 Minutes.  I think this is doable for many meals and most people can spare 1/2 hour if they are going to set off in the kitchen to cook supper. 

Sometime this week, I am going to start a Meals in 30 Minutes section.  So check back in a few days!  This can be the kick off recipe as I made it yesterday and it was honestly under 30 minutes.  It is tasty, healthy and quick.

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Ginger & Citrus Glazed Turkey

Quick and easy stove top dinner make this turkey dish great for busy weeknights!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: citrus, ginger, turkey
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 1 lb turkey fillets
  • Juice of two oranges (fresh is much better)
  • 1/2 Cup water plus 1 tablespoon extra water
  • 3 Tablespoons corn flour
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 inch piece ginger grated
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • Small bunch of fresh chopped chives
  • Salt to season


  • Spoon two tablespoons of the corn flour onto a plate. Dredge the turkey fillets in the corn flour and set aside. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the turkey and brown each side for just about 2 minutes per side. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  • In the reserved skillet set over medium heat, add the garlic, ginger and orange juice. Whisk for about 1 minute. Mix the extra tablespoon of water and corn flour together and add to pan. Continue to whisk until you have a smooth and thickened sauce. Gradually add the water whisking as you go. You should have a smooth, slightly thickened and glossy sauce. Reduce heat to low, return turkey to pan, season with salt and cover. Leave to finish cooking for about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat, sprinkle with fresh chives and serve with rice.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Ginger & Citrus Glazed Turkey
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on January 19th, 2016
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