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Thai Turkey Skewers

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Thai Turkey Skewers

Thai Turkey Skewers - Tender morsels in a creamy sauce for Far Easter flavors hot off the grill

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Health Score:
72 / 100
50 min.
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Nutritional values

These delicious skewers are usually dipped in a heavy peanut sauce. However, in this healthier version, you mix onions into the peanut butter and use vegetable broth instead of coconut milk, reducing the calories while retaining tons of flavor!

Pair the skewers with a salad of finely chopped cucumbers and red onions, dressed in a light marinade of lemon juice, fish sauce and red chili peppers.

1 skewer contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie71 cal.(3 %)
Protein8 g(8 %)
Fat3 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates2 g(1 %)
Sugar added1 g(4 %)
Roughage0.5 g(2 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.6 mg(5 %)
Vitamin K1.1 μg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin5 mg(42 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate6 μg(2 %)
Pantothenic acid0.2 mg(3 %)
Biotin6.3 μg(14 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C1 mg(1 %)
Potassium138 mg(3 %)
Calcium10 mg(1 %)
Magnesium16 mg(5 %)
Iron0.5 mg(3 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.6 mg(8 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.7 g
Uric acid37 mg
Cholesterol15 mg
Complete sugar2 g
Development of this recipe:


4 Turkey cutlets (each about 4 ounces)
1 Lime
1 garlic clove
3 Tbsps soy sauce
1 Tbsp black sesame oil
4 onions
½ cup Vegetable broth
4 ozs Peanut butter
1 Tbsp sugar
Red pepper flakes
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Peanut buttersoy saucesugarsesame oilLimegarlic clove

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 20 Wooden skewers, 1 large, shallow Casserole dish, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Bowl, 1 Garlic press, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Small pot (with lid), 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Aluminum pan, 1 Grilling tongs, 1 Brush

Preparation steps

Thai Turkey Skewers preparation step 1

Rinse turkey cutlets, pat dry and cut each lengthwise into 5 strips.

Thai Turkey Skewers preparation step 2

Thread each strip on a wooden skewer, folding turkey back and forth as you go. Place the skewers in a large shallow baking dish.

Thai Turkey Skewers preparation step 3

Cut lime in half and squeeze. Put 2 tablespoons juice in a bowl. Peel the garlic and squeeze through a garlic press into lime juice.

Thai Turkey Skewers preparation step 4

Add soy sauce and sesame oil to bowl. Brush on turkey skewers to coat and let marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Thai Turkey Skewers preparation step 5

Meanwhile, peel and chop the onions and combine with broth in a small pot. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low heat until the onions are falling-apart tender, about 20 minutes.

Thai Turkey Skewers preparation step 6

Stir peanut butter and sugar into the onion mixture. Season with salt, pepper flakes and 1-2 tablespoons lime juice. Thin with a little vegetable broth, if needed, and let cool. 

Thai Turkey Skewers preparation step 7

Remove turkey skewers from marinade and let drain slightly. Grill for 8-10 minutes on a grill pan or a hot outdoor grill, turning regularly and brushing with a little more marinade. Serve with the peanut sauce.