Yucatan Grilled Turkey



2 Medium ancho chile peppers

2 Medium chipolte chile peppers

2 tbsp oil

2 Large garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp achiote seeds, ground

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp orange zest

2 tsp fresh cilantro leaves

Salt and freshly ground black pepper To Taste

2-1/2 lbs TURKEY BREAST, boneless, skinless, 1/2" thick bias cut

Sour cream As needed

Salsa As needed

Cilantro sprigs As needed

Green rice As needed





Dry roast chili peppers in a hot oven for 4-5 minutes. Puree dried peppers to a fine powder. Cool.

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and sauté garlic; add seeds, spices and chili powders. Cool and stir in orange zest and cilantro. Adjust seasonings as required.

Cut turkey into 4-ounce pieces. Spread the rub on turkey slices and marinate 4 hours in refrigerator.

Grill turkey until cooked throughout and keep warm.


Place turkey on one side of plate. Add dollop of sour cream and 2 tablespoons salsa. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve with green rice.


Nutrition Facts

160 Total Calories

35 Calories from Fat

4 g Total Fat

6 % Daily Total Fat

0 g Saturated Fat

0 % Daily Saturated Fat

75 g Cholesterol

25 % Daily Cholesterol

190 mg Sodium

8 % Daily Sodium

3 g Total Carbohydrates

1 % Daily Total Carbohydrates

1 g Dietary Fiber

4 % Daily Dietary Fiber

0 g Sugars

27 g Protein

15 % Daily Protein

2 % Daily Vitamin C

2 % Daily Calcium

10 % Daily Iron