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Recipe: Turkey Carnitas Lettuce Tacos

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Turkey Carnitas Lettuce Tacos

Turkey Carnitas Lettuce Tacos

Recipe courtesy of St. Charles Hospital

(5 servings of 3 tacos)

Turkey Ingredients

  • 1 pound turkey thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 cup salsa, mild
  • ½ cup- Low sodium chicken broth
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Lettuce shells: can use Boston, Bib or Butter lettuce

Slaw Ingredients

  • 1 pound of cabbage slaw mix
  • ½ cup of finely chopped jalapenos
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of lime juice
  • Cilantro
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion

Directions to cook turkey

  • Season turkey thighs with cumin, paprika and chili powder
  • Preheat grill, spray with cooking spray and sear turkey
  • Place broth, salsa and seared turkey thighs in an ovenproof pan
  • Cover and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 2 hours
  • Remove from oven and allow to “rest” 10 to 15 minutes
  • Shred and Serve

Directions to prepare slaw

  • Combine cabbage, onions and jalapenos in a bowl
  • Add olive oil, vinegar, lime juice and cilantro
  • Combine well and serve with tacos
  • 2-3 tablespoons per taco
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