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Apricot-Stuffed Turkey Thighs

Prepare these gorgeous apricot stuffed turkey thighs for a festival occasion sure to please all. Sweet from the apricots, spicy from the mustard, you get all the flavor in one dish.


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 1 hour, 30 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour, 40 min




    Creamy Mustard Sauce and Plating

    • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
    • 2 Tablespoons raisins, chopped
    • 1 Clove garlic, minced
    • 1/4 Cup green onions, finely chopped
    • 1/2 Cup celery, finely chopped
    • 2/3 Cup plain dried bread cubes
    • 1-1/2 Pounds boneless turkey thighs, skinless
    • 1 Teaspoon cornstarch
    • 1/3 Cup turkey broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • 1-1/2 Teaspoons grainy mustard
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
    • 1 Teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 3 Tablespoons reduced-calorie mayonnaise


    Turkey Thighs

    1 In medium-size microwave-safe bowl combine apricots and raisins. Cover with hot water. Microwave at HIGH (100% power) 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until fruit is soft; drain well. Add garlic, onion, celery and bread cubes. Cover bowl with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until onion and celery are soft. Set aside.

    2 Flatten turkey thighs to approximately 3/4-inch thick by placing them between 2 pieces of wax paper and pounding them with blunt side of meat mallet.

    3 Divide stuffing evenly between thighs. Encase stuffing by folding opposite sides of thighs over the stuffing to make a bundle. Secure bundle with string or metal skewers.

    4 Arrange bundles, seam-side-down, on lightly greased rack in shallow roasting pan. Roast in a preheated 325 degree F oven for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until meat thermometer reaches 165 degrees F.

    Creamy Mustard Sauce and Plating

    1 In small saucepan over medium heat, combine cornstarch, poultry broth, mustard, honey and lemon juice. Cook and stir until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and fold in mayonnaise.

    2 To serve, remove string or skewers from thighs. Slice into rolls and top with Creamy Mustard Sauce.


    National Turkey Federation


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    4 Responses to Apricot-Stuffed Turkey Thighs

    1. avatar says: Ro

      Can this same recipe be used for chicken thighs (boneless with skin I think they r called capons)

    2. Could you use chicken breasts instead?

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