Simple Marinated Turkey Breast

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Marinated Turkey Breast is not only a healthy and delicious dinner option for diabetics but is also a great choice for anyone looking for a quick and easy meal that doesn’t compromise on taste. This recipe combines the rich and succulent flavors of turkey breast with a mouth-watering marinade that is sure to please everyone at the table.

For those who love turkey but find cooking an entire bird overwhelming, turkey breast is the perfect solution. It is easy to cook, requires minimal preparation, and provides a lean protein source that is low in fat and calories.

What sets this recipe apart is the marinade, which infuses the turkey breast with a depth of flavor that is simply irresistible. The key to achieving tender and juicy turkey breast is to allow it to marinate for at least 20-30 minutes before cooking. This allows the flavors to penetrate the meat, resulting in a more flavorful and succulent dish.

To make the marinade, combine a blend of herbs and spices such as garlic, thyme, rosemary, and oregano with olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. The combination of savory flavors creates a perfect balance that complements the natural taste of the turkey.

Serve this Marinated Turkey Breast with Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes, Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes or Garlic Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes. Also pairs well with Garlicky Roasted Broccoli or Parmesan Asparagus.


Marinated Turkey Breast

Marinated Turkey Breast

Marinated Turkey Breast happens to be one of my favorite healthy dinner recipes for diabetics.

  • Author: Christel Oerum
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Marinade: :30
  • Cook Time: :10
  • Total Time: :50
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stove Top


Units Scale
  • 6.5 oz. turkey breast
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


  1. Mix basil, thyme, garlic powder, and pepper with balsamic vinegar and olive oil in a bowl or large Ziploc.
  2. Cut the turkey breast into thumb-sized pieces or strips and place in the marinade for at least 20-30 minutes.
  3. Take the turkey out of the marinade and fry in a skillet for 5-8 minutes at medium heat (depending on the size of the turkey strips. Turkey HAS to be fully cooked).
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