Tortilla- Crusted Turkey Cutlets with Spicy Avocado Sauce

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For my McCormick recipe video, my Mom and I changed up “fried chicken” and made a healthier turkey cutlet recipe instead. We used lean turkey, baked it instead frying it, and didn’t add any salt or oil. My family likes fried chicken, but it is not very good for you. This turkey cutlet recipe allows us to enjoy a flavorful dish of “fried chicken,” without feeling bad about what we ate. I love it:  Tortilla- Crusted Turkey Cutlets with Spicy Avocado Sauce and Corn- Pepper Relish

The cutlets are dipped in spiced-up baked tortilla chips.  The Corn- Pepper Relish and avocado sauce served with the cutlets is really, really good. They both add so many new flavors to the dish! And the spices… they were amazing!!! So flavorful and yummy…

Here I am! Shooting the videos at McCormick Studios was so fun! Chef Mark Garcia was really nice and energetic, so that helped a lot. Doing all of the takes was fun because we messed up a lot and had some major bloopers. On one scene, I dropped the cup holding the onions into the pan on the stove. I burned my wrist while I grabbed it out the pan! OUCH! Well, I hope you like my video better than my bloopers.

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Tortilla- Crusted Turkey Cutlets with Spicy Avocado Sauce

A yummy recipe that my Mom and I created for McCormick Spice Company!


1/4 cup nonfat milk
2 cups baked tortilla chips, crushed into crumbs
1 teaspoon McCormick® chili powder
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® cumin
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® garlic powder
1.25 pounds turkey cutlets (about 4 cutlets)

3/4 cup chopped red bell peppers (1/2 large)
3/4 cup corn (1 small cob or frozen)
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion (1/2 small)

1 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons nonfat milk
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® minced garlic
pinch of McCormick® ground cayenne pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spray 15 X 10 X 1-inch baking pan with no stick cooking spray.

2. In a low, wide bowl add milk. In a second low, wide bowl- mix the tortilla crumbs with the chili powder, cumin and garlic powder.

3. Dip the turkey cutlets first in the milk and then in the spiced tortilla crumbs. Place on the baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until cutlets are cooked through.

4. While cutlets are baking, prepare the relish. Heat a medium, nonstick skillet over medium-heat. Add the peppers, corn and onions. Cook, stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, until the vegetables are softened. Remove from heat.

5. Prepare the sauce: Add all sauce ingredients to a blender or food processor and process until smooth.

6. Divide turkey cutlets between four plates. Add a dollop of avocado sauce and a generous spoonful of corn and pepper relish.

*This recipe can also be made with chicken cutlets.