Lemon and Sage Turkey Breast

  My dinners during the week have to be quick and healthy, but most importantly, tasty.  This is a delicious dish, and you wouldn’t expect something so simple to taste so good! It’s originally from a Slimming World cookbook I think, but don’t let that put you off as it’s still really tasty!  Low fat but high in protein turkey breast, topped with bacon, sage and lemon.  It’s a winner for me!

Turkey 2

Lemon and Sage Turkey Breast

Prep Time: 15 minutes        Cook Time: 30 minutes       Servings: 2


  • 2 turkey breasts (placed in between two sheets of clingfilm and bashed with a rolling pin until thin)
  • 2 sweet potatos or regular baked potatoes
  • 2 unsmoked bacon rashers (fat removed)
  • 2 sage leaves
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • 2 cocktail sticks
  • 200ml of chicken stock
  • Vegetables to serve


  1. Put the potatoes in the oven to bake until crispy.  If using sweet potatoes, this will only take 35-40 minutes, depending on size
  2. Once the turkey breasts have been thinned, place a bacon rasher on each breast, and top with a sage leaf and a slice of lemon.  Secure all with a cocktail stick
  3. Spray some oil or put a little olive oil into a frying pan.  Add the turkey breasts, bacon side facing up at first.  Leave to cook for about 10 minutes
  4. Carefully flip the turkey breast onto the other side (bacon side now down) and cook again for approximately 10 minutes, until the bacon starts to crisp
  5. Once the turkey is cooked through, place onto a plate and cover in foil.  Place into the oven or a warm place
  6. Add the stock into the empty frying pan and cook until it has reduced to half it’s quantity
  7. Place the turkey breast, potato and your choice of vegetables onto your plate, pour over the stock sauce, and enjoy!

Turkey 1

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