Sicilian Style Stuffed Turkey Breast

sicilian stuffing turkey

This stuffing recipe would also work nicely with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin.

Servings: 2
Serving Size: 2 cups
Volume: 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

1/2 cup plain dry whole wheat bread crumbs (or approximately 1 slice of bread toasted well and broken into crumbs)
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon chili pepper or crushed red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon raisins or dried mixed fruit bits
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
1/2 cup dry white wine, divided
2 thin slices boneless skinless turkey breast, approximately 3-4 ounces each (also called turkey scaloppini)
2 large Roma tomatoes, diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Make a mixture with the bread crumbs, salt, chili pepper, garlic, raisins, walnuts, spinach, and 1/4 cup of the white wine. Place half of the stuffing mixture on top of each of the turkey slices. Roll the slices and secure with toothpicks.

Place the tomato, basil, olive oil, and remaining 1/4 cup of white wine in a baking dish large enough to hold the 2 rolled turkey breasts. Lay the turkey on top of this mixture. Turn the turkey to coat the outside with this mixture. Place seam side down and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve the stuffed turkey with the sauce spooned on top.

Tip: Prepare a double batch of stuffing and freeze for later use.

Variations: Substitute sun-dried tomatoes for the raisin and Pignoli or pine nuts for the walnuts.

Note: This can be used in a with grains or without grains meal. The bread crumbs here are used as an ingredient in a small amount and as part of the entree — not as the grain side.

Why We Love It
There’s no reason to wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy turkey and stuffing, especially when it’s presented in a wholly fresh and new way like this. If you want it to taste less like a holiday meal, use our variation tips above. Either way, this is a delicious and hearty meal everyone will enjoy looking at and eating.

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