Easy Turkey Skillet Thanksgiving Dinner for Four
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Easy Turkey Skillet Dinner for Four

Easy Turkey Skillet Dinner for Four is the answer to your Thanksgiving prayers! It's an amazing, delicious Thanksgiving dinner recipe that cooks in one pan!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: easy turkey skillet recipes, recipe for turkey skillet dinner
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


  • 2 pounds bone-in turkey breast with skin 1/2 of the breast
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 large sweet potatoes or white potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 Tbsps brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsps balsamic vinegar


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl mix 2 Tbsp olive oil, thyme, rosemary, lemon zest and garlic.
  • Coat both sides of the turkey with the herb mixture and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the turkey breast skin side down. Cook for about 5 minutes, turn over and cook for 5 minutes longer. Remove the turkey from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add the butter and potatoes to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, until they are slightly softened. Add the wine or chicken broth and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix the cranberries, lemon juice, brown sugar and balsamic sugar in a small bowl.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and nestle the turkey in the pan with the potatoes. Spoon the cranberries over the top.
  • Place the skillet in the oven and roast for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F when inserted into the thickest part of the breast meat.
  • Remove from the oven, cover and let sit about 10 minutes. Serve immediately!




Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 3550IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3.4mg