Spicy Fried Turkey Tenderloins

Fried Turkey Tenderloins Recipe

 The Spruce

  • 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.

Ingredients

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Serve with ketchup or your choice of condiment.

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  9. Enjoy!

    Fried Turkey Tenderloins Recipe
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Recipe Variation

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