Spicy Fried Turkey Tenderloins

Fried Turkey Tenderloins Recipe

 The Spruce

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
606 Calories
33g Fat
29g Carbs
45g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 5
Amount per serving
Calories 606
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 786mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 395mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 pounds 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

  • 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!

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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.