Sesame Turkey


Alongside sesame, soy and ginger infuse each bite of this slow cooker turkey breast recipe with loads of Asian flavor.

Sesame Turkey
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins


  • 3 pound turkey breast tenderloins

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoon cold water

  • 2 tablespoon sliced green onion

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Place turkey in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with black pepper and cayenne pepper. In a small bowl, combine broth, soy sauce, ginger, lemon juice, sesame oil and garlic. Pour over turkey.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

  3. Transfer turkey to a serving platter, reserving cooking liquid. Cover turkey and keep warm.

  4. For sauce, strain cooking liquid into a small saucepan. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and the water; stir into cooking liquid. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.

  5. If desired, slice turkey. Spoon sauce over turkey. Sprinkle with green onion and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
3g Fat
3g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 373mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 371mg 8%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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