Turkey Cutlets with Lemon and Mustard; Bruno

We love these thin turkey cutlets. They cook in minutes and are tender with no ‘pounding’ required.

You could, of course, use chicken breasts, pounded thin, or left as is and cooked longer. Or use veal scallops or thin pork slices.

It’s a simple dish which we all appreciate this time of year.

Or any time of year…..

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Turkey Cutlets with Lemon and Mustard

Lemon, honey, and whole grain mustard make a quick pan sauce for these turkey cutlets.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Turkey
  • Method: Skillet


  • 12oz (350gr) turkey slices
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 lemon, sliced, pits removed
  • 1 tbs whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60ml) chicken broth
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  • In medium skillet sauté the turkey cutlets in oil until lightly brown on both sides, about 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the mustard, honey and chicken stock.
  • Spread onto the turkey slices.
  • Place the lemon slices on top, cover, reduce heat and simmer 7 – 8 minutes.
  • Serve, with sauce and lemon.


Chicken breasts could be used, but will take longer to cook.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 318
  • Sugar: 17.9 g
  • Sodium: 616.9 mg
  • Fat: 10.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 37 g
  • Cholesterol: 92.5 mg

Keywords: turkey cutlets, honey, mustard, lemon

Turkey with Honey, Lemon, Mustard Sauce

Has anyone / everyone read Martin Walker’s Bruno, Chief of Police series?

To quote Wiki (I can quote Wiki, can’t I?) …”Bruno detective series set in the Périgord region of France, where Walker has a holiday home. The novels depict an unconventional village policeman, Benoît “Bruno” Courrèges, a passionate cook and former soldier who was wounded on a peacekeeping mission in the Balkans, who never carries his official gun and who has “long since lost the key to his handcuffs”.

We have friends who love the series and we have now read the first book.

We’ll read the rest. It was a good mystery with a bit of history and a bit of local lore.

The reason I’m telling you this is one of Bruno’s favorite wineries is located not far from us and when our friends from the U.S. were here recently we decided to go for a taste, Château de la Jaubertie.

There are a lot of very good wines from the Bergerac area in the Périgord. They are usually less expensive than the big chateaux in Bordeaux or Burgundy, and excellent quality.

Since they are close by it’s easy to have an afternoon visit, taste a few, and add a few to the cellar.

It was a good day: new wine and new books. We’re set for winter.

In case you are curious – the author of the books is British, the books are in English, and there are 15 and counting in the series.

2 thoughts on “Turkey Cutlets with Lemon and Mustard; Bruno”

  1. I’ve put the first of this series on my TBR list. We’ll see how long it takes me to get to it. My list goes out the door at this point.

    Love lemon with chicken, turkey, fish. Wouldn’t have thought of the mustard, but I’ll have to try this one. 🙂

    • That’s a problem I have with my Kindle – the books just keep accumulating, then I forget why I bought them…. Sometimes just because they were on sale. There was a book from my school days, Mrs. Mike, on sale for .99 – just couldn’t resist it. And on it goes. I’ve always had a weakness for books.
      The Bruno books are a fun, well-written easy read.

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