So this is my third Lean on Turkey challenge, supporting our fabulous British turkey farmers and showing you just how versatile turkey is. It’s not just for Christmas, y’know (sorry, but it took me three challenges – I resisted in the first two). Last time, as you may recall, it was a healthy, low fat turkey recipe and the result was my sticky sweet chilli turkey kebabs. This time I’m going to wow you with some fabulous crispy sesame coated chicken breast slices, and a delightfully fresh orangey salad. Of course, if you’re feeling like something more substantial, you can stuff the whole lot into a wrap or pitta too (as demonstrated by my gorgeous assistant, son number 2, who dumped his entire plate onto a wrap – see picture below). Yummy, and probably half an hour max to prepare.
I must be honest and say that this plateful was just for show – our actual portion sizes were about triple this. Hey, what can I say? We’re greedy.
You will need:
1 pack turkey breast (I bought escalopes, but breast would be fine too)
2 or 3 tablespoons plain flour
2 or 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Rapeseed oil for drizzling and for the salad dressing
1 navel orange
Squeeze of honey
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees/gas 6. Slice the turkey breasts into strips. Now arrange your eggy wash department: you need three bowls.
Bowl 1: flour, seasoned generously with salt and pepper (pinch of cayenne wouldn’t go amiss either)
Bowl 2: 1 egg, beaten
Bowl 3: breadcrumbs and sesame seeds
Then just start up your little production line. Dip each turkey strip into the flour, pat off the excess, then dip it in the egg, then finally into the breadcrumb and sesame seed mix, then on to the baking tray.
When you’ve done this to all your turkey, just give it a little drizzle of rapeseed oil and pop into the oven.
To make the dressing, squeeze the orange into a jug and add roughly double the amount of rapeseed oil. Season, then add a dash of honey. Mix well.
To assemble, pile the leaves onto the plate (I added some extra pieces of orange, but don’t worry if you haven’t got the patience for segmenting oranges – I completely understand), pop on the pieces of turkey, then finally dribble over the dressing. Yum.
For more information on the Lean on Turkey campaign, head to leanonturkey.co.uk