This turkey breast recipe is both easy to make and delicious. It’s ready in 1 hour from start to finish with only a little preparation. Chill it overnight for a tasty leftover lunch.
This wild game dish will be more flavorful if the turkey breasts still have the bones in them. The more convenient boneless breast will work, but you’ll lose some flavor.
The recipe serves four people but can be easily doubled for larger families. The wild turkey can be substituted with chicken or store-bought turkey.
4 skinless split turkey breasts
½ cup melted butter
1 cup crushed saltine crackers
1 cup grated parmesan
3 tsp. paprika
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. fresh grated lemon peel
¼ tsp. ground sage
¼ tsp chili powder
- Combine the crackers, parmesan, lemon peel, and all the seasonings in a mixing bowl or shallow pan (you can do this by hand or use a food processor). Try to fight the urge to use the parmesan powder in a can – get the real stuff and you’ll be glad you did.
- Spray a large baking pan with canola oil or coat it lightly with cooking oil. Dip the turkey pieces into the warm melted butter, then into the dry mix while pressing the turkey down firmly to be sure the coating sticks.
- Place the turkey in a baking dish so they’re not crowded. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the meat is fully cooked.
OPTIONAL: Add 2 tsp. cumin and ¼ tsp. cayenne to the dry mix for a spicier flavor.
You can serve the wild turkey breast with many different side dishes depending on your preference. I like Local Legends gourmet wild rice , red potatoes, and a salad. You could also go with baked beans and a vegetable or try it on pasta with a bit of marinara sauce over the top. No matter how you serve it, you’ll be complimented on both your hunting and your wild game cooking skills.
Thanks for reading and happy wild game cooking!