Secrets to Making Perfectly Baked Turkey Chops in the Oven

Author: Jenny J Brown
December 14, 2023

Turkey chops may not be as popular as their pork or beef counterparts, but they are just as tasty and much healthier for you! These lean, protein-packed cuts of meat are perfect for a quick and easy dinner that the whole family will enjoy. And the best part? Cooking turkey chops in the oven is a hassle-free way to prepare them that results in juicy, tender meat every time.

How To Cook Turkey Chops In The Oven
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Ingredients and Tools Needed

  • 4 turkey chops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Any desired seasonings or marinades (optional)
  • Baking dish
  • Aluminum foil
  • Meat thermometer

Preparing the Turkey Chops

  1. Preheat your oven to 375-400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the turkey chops in a baking dish and brush them with olive oil.
  3. Season the turkey chops with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings or marinades.
  4. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.

Cooking the Turkey Chops 

  1. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Remove the aluminum foil from the baking dish and return the turkey chops to the oven.
  3. Continue cooking the turkey chops for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until they are nicely browned and crispy.

Pro Tip: Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the turkey is cooked to the correct temperature, which will help prevent foodborne illness.

Serving the Turkey Chops

  1. Once the turkey chops are cooked, remove them from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  2. Serve the turkey chops with your choice of side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a salad.

Wrap Up!

Cooking turkey chops in the oven is a quick and easy way to enjoy this healthy and delicious protein. With just a few simple ingredients and tools, you can have a tasty and satisfying meal on the table in no time. So why not give it a try and add turkey chops to your dinner rotation? You might just find that they become a new family favorite!

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