Fruited Turkey Thighs & Yams

Fruited Turkey Thighs & Yams

An easy and delicious way to add healthful turkey to your diet.

15 min. prep time
4 servings
000 Ratings


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
2 to 3 pounds turkey thighs, cut in half lengthwise
2 medium (2 cups) yams or sweet potatoes, peeled, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
1 cup mixed chopped dried fruit
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teapoon pepper
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Hot cooked couscous, if desired


Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add turkey thighs, skin-side down. Cook over medium-high heat, turning once, 5-7 minutes or until skin is browned. Drain off fat.

Place yams in slow cooker; top with turkey thighs and dried fruit. Sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper. Pour orange juice over all ingredients. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8-10 hours, or on High heat setting 3-4 hours or until turkey is tender. Sprinkle with parsley.

Serve with couscous, if desired.

Recipe Tip

Turkey thighs are an overlooked ingredient, but are perfect for long-cooking dishes that contain hearty flavors or sauces. They become very tender and their flavor blends well with many other recipe components.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 730

Fat: 33g

Cholesterol: 210mg

Sodium: 1720mg

Carbohydrates: 46g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Protein: 33g

Recipe #11770©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Comment On This Recipe

Please correct the item(s) in red below:
0 Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval


Your friend thought you might be interested in Fruited Turkey Thighs & Yams

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.


YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.



    Starting February 15th, you will not be able to access your Simple Rewards account due to routine site maintenance. Accounts will return to normal functionality on February 29th.

    Thank you for visiting

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.

    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required


    Your question has been submitted.

    Close Window