Turkey Breast with Sesame Ginger Sauce

This recipe will feed an entire family and it is so easy to prepare. Serve alongside some rice or pasta. The Asian-inspired sauce complements the turkey nicely. A whole boneless turkey breast is available at most supermarkets or at your butcher.

1. To make the sauce, whisk together the stock, vegetable oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger in a bowl.

2. Place the turkey breast in a slow cooker and pour half the sauce over the turkey. Cook on the high setting for about 2 1/2 hours or on the low setting for 5 hours or until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 160°F. Do not overcook or turkey will dry out. Add the chopped green onions during the last 20 minutes of cooking. Remove the skin before serving. Serve garnished with cilantro, sesame seeds and the remaining sauce.

2/3 cup chicken stock
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic
2 tsp finely chopped ginger

3 1/2 lb whole boneless turkey breast with skin on
1/3 cup chopped green onions
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro or parsley
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Calories 301
Protein 46 g
Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Carbohydrates 1.5 g
Cholesterol 130 mg
Sodium 400 mg
Fiber 0.3 g

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 1/2 hours (high) or 5 hours (low)

Make Ahead: n/a

Serves 8

Nutrition Watch:Turkey contains the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan helps the body produce the B vitamin niacin, which helps the body produce serotonin, a chemical that acts as a calming agent in the brain and plays a key role in sleep.