Creamy Turkey with Cider Apples & Basil

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
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Creamy Turkey with Cider Apples & Basil


  • 4 x 150g turkey breast slices free of skin, then cut into 2cm pieces
  • 300ml dry cider
  • pinch of sugar
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Cox’s apples
  • 150ml double cream
  • 1 small bunch fresh basil chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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  • Place the cider, sugar and chicken stock in a pan and bring to the boil then simmer rapidly until thick and syrupy.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan or wok.
  • When the oil starts to smoke add the turkey and stir fry for about 10 minutes, adding a little salt and pepper. Do not over cook.
  • When cooked tip into a colander and drain.
  • Meanwhile peel the apples then cut each one into six pieces and take out the core, then cut each piece in half.
  • Add the cream to the cider reduction and bring to the boil, add the apples and cook for 1 minute, no longer.
  • Add the turkey and basil to the sauce and stir to coat then season again.
  • Serve with couscous and green beans.