Spicy Fried Turkey Tenderloins

Spicy Fried Turkey Tenderloins
Diana Rattray
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings
Ratings (13)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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
  • 1 bottle of oil for deep frying

How to Make It

  1. Cut the turkey tenderloins into 1 to 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. In a large food storage bag combine the turkey tenderloins, milk or half-and-half, garlic, and Creole or Cajun seasoning.
  3. Let the tenderloins marinate in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
  4. Heat oil in deep fryer to about 360 F.
  5. Dredge the turkey pieces in the flour, coating well. Shake off excess flour.
  6. Deep fry the turkey nuggets until golden brown, about 4 or 5 minutes.



    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 328
    Total Fat 13 g
    Saturated Fat 4 g
    Unsaturated Fat 4 g
    Cholesterol 114 mg
    Sodium 2,741 mg
    Carbohydrates 21 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 31 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)