Walnut-Pesto-Crusted Turkey

Walnut-Pesto-Crusted Turkey
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  • 4Servings


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup store-bought pesto
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely ground
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 turkey breast cutlets
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Add the pesto to a second medium bowl. In a third bowl, mix the walnuts and breadcrumbs. Add the turkey cutlets to the pesto, turning to coat. Working with one at a time, dip the cutlets into the walnut mixture, then the eggs, then the walnut mixture again to coat.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the cutlets, lower the heat to low and cook, turning once, until golden-brown, 5 to 6 minutes on each side; serve with the lemon wedges.