Bold and Flavorful Mexican Turkey Breast with Sweet Potatoes and Dried Fruits

Bold and Flavorful Mexican Turkey Breast with Sweet Potatoes and Dried Fruits
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What Started it all:
Turkey Breast, Sweet potato, dried fruits (raisins, apricots), stove

Get ready to bring some serious flavor to your dinner table with this bold and mouthwatering Mexican-inspired dish. Juicy turkey breast pairs perfectly with the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes and dried fruits, all coming together in a symphony of spices that will leave your taste buds dancing.


  • 2 lbs turkey breast
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Pat the turkey breast dry with paper towels. Rub the turkey breast with olive oil, then season generously with salt, pepper, ground cumin, smoked paprika, ground cinnamon, and chili powder. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes to soak in all the flavors.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add a drizzle of olive oil. Add the cubed sweet potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to soften and get a bit of color, about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Toss in the raisins and chopped dried apricots. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes, allowing the fruits to plump up and meld with the sweet potatoes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. In another skillet over medium-high heat, add a touch more olive oil. Place the marinated turkey breast in the skillet and cook for about 6-7 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C). The turkey should be golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Once the turkey is cooked, let it rest for a few minutes before slicing. Serve the turkey slices over a bed of the sweet potato and dried fruit mixture. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro for a burst of color and freshness.

There you have it—a bold and flavorful Mexican-inspired turkey dish that’s sure to impress. The combination of spices, sweet potatoes, and dried fruits brings a unique and exciting twist to your meal. Enjoy the vibrant flavors and the compliments from your guests!

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