Fruited Turkey Thighs & Yams
15 min
08 hrs 15 min


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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Serve with couscous, if desired.

Tip #1

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.


33Fat (mg)
210Cholesterol (mg)
1720Sodium (mg)
46Carbohydrates (g)
4Dietary Fiber
33Protein (g)


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