Glazed Turkey Breasts with Cranberry and Chestnut Stuffing

  • Active Time 35m
  • Total Time 1h 35m

Serves 4


  • Stuffing:
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 pound turkey or pork mince
  • 1 cup fresh white bread crumbs
  • 1 cup canned chestnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Turkey Breasts:
  • 4 turkey breast fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup cranberries, defrosted, if frozen
  • Sprig of thyme for garnish


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 1-pound loaf pan.

To make the stuffing, lightly fry the onion in the oil until golden brown. Stir in the mince and bread crumbs and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the chestnuts, dried cranberries, thyme and sage. Mix together well and season to taste. Remove from the heat and stir in the beaten egg. Spoon into the loaf pan and cook on the middle shelf of the oven for 1 hour, or until the top is a rich golden brown.

Season the turkey fillets on both sides with salt and pepper and then lightly fry in the oil until golden brown. Add the sugar and cranberry juice to the pan, cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Add the cranberries and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the turkey has cooked through and the berries have slightly softened.

Remove the stuffing from the pan and cut into 8 thick slices. Serve the turkey fillets either whole or sliced and arranged over two slices of stuffing on each plate. Bring the cranberry sauce to a boil for 5 minutes or until thickened and pour over the turkey. Serve with green beans and snow peas and garnish with thyme.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Hamlyn. All rights reserved.

RecID 6319

nutrition information per serving

694 calories; 27g total fat; 231mg cholesterol; 431mg sodium; 50g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 61g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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