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