How to cook turkey fillets

Updated July 19, 2017

A turkey fillet is a thinly cut piece of turkey breast meat. Turkey fillets are flavourful and healthy. Turkey fillets as a main course with mashed potato and a green vegetable such as broccoli is a quick weeknight meal.

Cooking turkey fillets

Start by placing the flour on a plate. Then, dump the bread crumbs onto a separate plate. You'll need to beat your egg in a shallow bowl and add 1 tbsp of water to the egg mixture. Line these up in this order: flour, egg mixture, bread crumbs.

Place the shallow frying pan onto the stove top and heat on a medium-high flame. Once the pan is warm, add the olive oil to the frying pan.

Dredge one turkey fillet through the flour, making certain to coat the turkey fully with flour.

Once coated, place the turkey fillet into the egg wash mixture, turning once to coat the fillet with the egg mixture.

Take the turkey fillet from the egg mixture and place it into the bread crumbs. Pat the turkey fillet into the bread crumbs to ensure the bread crumbs will stick to the turkey fillet.

Place the turkey fillet into the olive oil in the heated frying pan. Cook the turkey fillet until both sides are a crispy, golden brown. Enjoy.


This recipe serves four. You can add sauces to the turkey fillet to add a different take. For instance, add spaghetti sauce and melted mozzarella cheese to create a turkey Parmigiana. Or add salsa and pepper jack cheese for a spicy flair.


Always use proper caution when working with flame and hot oil.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 Turkey Fillets
  • 1 cup Italian Styled Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • Shallow frying pan
  • shallow bowl
  • two plates
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About the Author

Christina Barber has been writing both fiction and non-fiction for four years, and has three fiction books published with small press publishers. She has won the 2006 Dream Realm award for her fiction. Barber has worked in the food industry, and is passionate about healthy eating. She enjoys being able to tie her love for cooking and writing together.