Spicy Fried Turkey Tenderloins

Spicy Fried Turkey Tenderloins
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings

Turkey tenderloin pieces are marinated in a simple mixture of milk and spicy seasonings, then they're battered and deep-fried to perfection.

Feel free to use turkey cutlet pieces or chunks of turkey breast in this recipe, or use chicken breasts or chicken tenders.


  • 1 1/2 pound turkey tenderloins
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half (or milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 bottle of oil for deep frying

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Cut the turkey tenderloins into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces.

  3. In a large food storage bag, combine the turkey tenderloins, half-and-half, garlic, and Creole or Cajun seasoning.

  4. Let the tenderloins marinate in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.

  5. Heat oil in deep fryer to about 360 F.

  6. Dredge the turkey pieces in the flour, coating well. Shake off excess flour.

  7. Deep fry the turkey nuggets until golden brown, about 4 or 5 minutes.

  8. Serve and enjoy!