This easy tender turkey tips dish is easy to prepare and will make an excellent main course for weeknight dinners. A simple yet satisfying dish served over a bed of curly no yolk egg noodles or rice.
Starting with tender turkey breast cut into strips, easy tender turkey tips will become a staple weeknight dinner in your home in no time. Enjoy it with some roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes. On the table in minutes, your family will love this dish.
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Easy Coq Au Vin
Easy and tender turkey tips are basically a simplified version of the classic French dish, coq au vin. Coq au vin is basically chicken slow-cooked in red wine. Traditionally coq au vin was made using an old rooster who had outlived his usefulness as opposed to a hen. Slow cooking the typically tough meat of an older rooster in red wine tenderized the meat and transformed him into something quite delicious.
First, who among us has an old rooster hanging about? And secondly who has the time to slow braise him in red wine all day? I know I certainly don’t.
So instead I offer you easy and tender turkey tips as a quick and simple solution. Substituting boneless skinless turkey for the chicken (rooster) and a few pantry staples this easy turkey breast recipe will transport your family to France in a fraction of the time. Let’s get cookin!
How To Make Easy and Tender Turkey Tips
So quick and easy, this tender turkey breast recipe will become one of the best tools in your arsenal in the battle of what to make for dinner. Who doesn’t love a one-pot dinner? All in one skillet and in just a few short minutes easy and tender turkey tips will be on the table in no time.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
- Boneless skinless turkey breast
- Canola or vegetable oil
- Fresh mushrooms
- Dry red wine
- Steak sauce
- Dried thyme
Tips for Easy and Tender Turkey Tips
Do I Use Fresh or Canned Mushrooms?
In an ideal world, fresh mushrooms should always be your go-to when a recipe calls for mushrooms. However, that being said, all you have on hand is canned? No worries and it rhymes…sort of.
In a pinch, canned mushrooms will work just fine in this recipe. Canned mushrooms are precooked and won’t detract from the finished dish.
Fresh mushrooms will add moisture and an additional depth of flavor to this dish but are ultimately nominal really. When I make this dish I use fresh mushrooms but it is entirely up to you and what’s in your pantry.
I Don’t Have Any Red Wine. What Can I Use Instead?
Dry red wine adds to the complexity of the flavor in this dish. Any dry red wine or red cooking wine will work. Not a fan of red wine or don’t have any on hand? No worries. You can easily omit the red wine and substitute it with low sodium beef or low sodium chicken broth. No broth or wine? Simply substitute additional water.
Can I Substitute Chicken or Beef?
Absolutely. I mean, it’ll no longer be tender turkey tips but that’s a ok! Simply cut your chicken or beef into 1″ x 2″ strips as you would the turkey. That’s it. No other substitutions are required! Easy as that.
Easy Tender Turkey Tips Recipe
- Large Skillet
- 1 pound boneless skinless turkey breast, cut into 1″ x 2″ strips
- 1 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
- 2 onions medium-sized, thinly sliced
- 8 ounces mushrooms sliced (about 3 cups)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup dry red wine
- 1 1/2 teaspoons steak sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
- In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Add the mushrooms and onion. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until onions are translucent and tender.
- Lessen the heat to low and mix the other ingredients; cook for 2 to 3 more minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently.
- To make this a complete meal, serve it on a bed of warm curly no-yolk egg noodles or steamed white or brown rice.
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