Curry Turkey Breast with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

by Marla on June 22, 2010 · 25 comments

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healthy dinner or lunch for the family

Do you want a really quick lunch or dinner?  Well here you have it.  You can prepare this turkey breast in minutes.  I suggest a Big Batch so you have it around for a few meals and mini meals.  It feels so great to be able to reach into your fridge at any time and pull out a tasty healthy meal.  This turkey would be great shredded or cubed on top of your Mixed Green Salad with Goat Cheese Pecan Balls.  It could go on any salad.  The first time I cooked it we had it with my Nutty Coconut Rice and Golden Raisins.  Both the turkey and the rice have curry powder, so they compliment each other nicely.  The coconut, curry combo is a match made in heaven.  The yogurt sauce adds a little something special.

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Healthy meal with lean turkey and non fat greek yogurt.This turkey would be great for outdoor entertaining, potlucks and all-purpose family meals.  It is also wonderful to pack in lunchboxes.

Healthy meal for family and entertaining

Serve with your favorite veggies or maybe with a bowl of Zucchini Carrot Soup?  No matter what you do you have a simple and easy meal in minutes.  This would be great dipped in ketchup or with a few drops of hot sauce.  You can also make a sandwich with a thin layer of mayo or some of your yogurt sauce.

Lean seared turkey breast with curry dip

Curry Turkey Breast with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

  • Always source Organic ingredients when available.
  • Shop for ingredients at the Family Fresh Cooking Amazon Store
  • Adjust ingredients according to taste and what you have on hand.

Servings: about 4 ounces of turkey per person (this recipe will yield 4 servings)


  • 1 pound organic Turkey Breast about 3/4 inch thick, trimmed of any visible fat
  • Garlic Salt
  • dried or fresh Thyme
  • Curry powder
  • ground Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil or Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup non fat Greek Yogurt
  • Smoked Paprika
  • optional: a handful of chopped fresh Chives (use a kitchen scissor to get a nice “chop”)



  1. Lightly oil or spray a sauté pan. Heat on medium high.
  2. Season turkey breast on both sides with garlic salt, curry powder, thyme and black pepper.
  3. Place in pan, let turkey brown without moving it for about 3 minutes.  Flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes until turkey is cooked through and juices run clear.


  1. Combine yogurt with a pinch of black pepper, garlic salt, curry powder and smoked paprika to taste.


  • Sprinkle fresh chives and smoked paprika over turkey and yogurt sauce before serving.

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessica @ How Sweet June 22, 2010 at 7:36 am

Turkey is one thing I never make. We love it, but I always forget that I can get it without roasting a whole turkey breast. This looks delicious!


2 To Kiss the Cook June 22, 2010 at 7:43 am

That looks DELICIOUS. I can always use another easy, healthy meal in my back pocket and this one looks especially flexible when it comes to spices. On a totally separate note, your backdrop (a tablecloth?) is gorgeous. I’m obsessing a bit.


3 marla June 22, 2010 at 7:54 am

I got that neat cloth at Anthropologie. They have the coolest props!


4 Cookin' Canuck June 22, 2010 at 7:46 am

What a beautiful dinner this is! I love the curry flavors and the ease of the meal.


5 Rosa June 22, 2010 at 8:24 am

A healthy and very flavorful way of preparing turkey breast!




6 Gaby June 22, 2010 at 8:51 am

ummm that yogurt sauce is so easy and it sounds UBER DELICIOUS!!!! I would want to dip everything in it! xo


7 Faith June 22, 2010 at 1:37 pm

What a great turkey recipe! Oh yes, we love to dip too…and that sauce looks perfect! :)


8 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) June 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Hey lady, how’s it going! So LMK if you wanna plan something in the future for a meetup. Does not have to be right away or even the next month…we are all so busy in the summer but we should coordinate something! I would even do a weekday midday at like South Coast Plaza. Or someplace very north county San diego, there’s some outlet malls there that are a decent meetup spot. Just ponder and at your lesiure, holla!


9 Lynne @ CookandBeMerry June 22, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I love the yogurt/curry combo. Fast and easy is a real bonus. Thanks for sharing!


10 grace June 23, 2010 at 2:56 am

those breasts have some great color, and look at all that herbage! great recipe, marla. :)


11 FOODESSA June 23, 2010 at 6:05 am

Hubby is not too crazy for Turkey anything, hence my avoidance of purchasing it. However, I can certainly see how your wonderful versatile ingredients can please any protein based dish. Love the flavours ;o)
Thanks for sharing and have yourself a great week,


12 Maria June 23, 2010 at 9:44 am

I love the yogurt dipping sauce!


13 Mo June 23, 2010 at 10:31 am

This looks lovely and very delicious. :)


14 Devaki @ weavethousandflavors June 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm

What a treasure house of flavors you’ve got here!
I never cook turkey except for thanks giving. This obviously must change :)
So glad to have found your blog :)

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors


15 sippitysup June 23, 2010 at 6:06 pm

This could be my “go to” yogurt sauce. Thanks. GREG


16 sophia June 23, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Congrats, Marla. You just made turkey cool! Gosh that looks SO good with the cool, refreshing yogurt sauce. Did you make a big batch of these? Care to share? 😉


17 marla June 24, 2010 at 5:37 am

Sophia, of course I made a Big Batch of turkey. Gotta have stuff around for when I don’t have time to cook (which happens a lot!) xo


18 Cherine June 23, 2010 at 11:35 pm

A flavorful chicken, love the dipping sauce!!


19 Joanne June 24, 2010 at 4:24 am

I love the spiciness of curry, especially when paired with something cooling like Greek yogurt. Sounds like one tasty dish!


20 Cara June 24, 2010 at 6:39 am

Yum! I like to cook up big batches of chicken breast to keep around for sandwiches and salads, and this sounds like the perfect way to spice it up :)


21 A Canadian Foodie June 24, 2010 at 8:53 am

Marla – there is nothing like the organic meat compared to the mega store meat, is there? This looks yummy – and reads as super simple. Beautiful pics!


22 Joanna June 24, 2010 at 9:43 am

I am really glad I just stumbled upon your website! I cook all my own meals now and refuse to cook unhealthy things. I’m really excited to try some of your recipes.


23 June 24, 2010 at 9:45 am

I had never tried turkey before even though I always saw them during Christmas. You had made me drooling with your different ways of cooking and serving turkeys. Got to give it a try one day! 😉


24 Nicole, RD June 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Love the blend of herbs…it looks wonderful! Meat eaters should eat more turkey – so lean and an under-recognized meat!


25 marla June 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Nicole, how right you are. People think they need to only eat turkey in November for Thanksgiving. Turkey is all year around here!


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