My southern turkey chops are bursting with that comfort food flavor. The smothered gravy will have you licking your fingers.


What are Turkey chops? 

Seriously, what are those meaty little pieces of pork chop lookalike things anyway? Well, my friends, it’s a piece of the meat taken from the turkey. It’s tender and easy to add flavor to. It pairs well with fluffy white rice. Use garlic powder with freshly chopped onions and just the right amount of seasoning. Sounds pretty tempting, right?!? I know these little protein-packed chops are next-level delicious! 

Ingredients for turkey chops 

  • Turkey Chops: So, it’s turkey cutlets and turkey breast. Either way, this tender piece of meat is where it comes in. 
  • Seasonings—When it comes to cutlets, you have to make sure that you aren’t adding too much salt to this already-flavored piece of meat. You can go for a simple Creole seasoning or seasoned salt with a little garlic powder, and you are in the dinner game! 
  • Butter—Without butter, the flavor of the rich and creamy gravy cannot be enhanced. 
  • Onions– I slightly caramelized my onions. Please make sure that they are diced or sliced. This will enhance the turkey gravy. 
  • Chicken broth—Try going for vegetable or turkey stock if you can find them. If not, it’s okay. The homemade or store-bought version is completely acceptable. 
  • Flour- The main ingredient for the best turkey chops. You want to use it for dredging.
  • Minced Garlic—If you want a roast garlicky taste, this is your go-to. It helps to balance any spiciness in the recipe.

A complete list of ingredients will be listed below.

How to cook?

Add your seasonings to your meat and mix well.

• Next, add the meat to your prepared seasoned flour and dredge the excess flour. 

Add about 1 cup of vegetable oil (more as needed) to a medium-temperature skillet and sear the chops on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. 

Remove from the pot and sit to the side. Remove any extra grease. Add to the same skilletur butter, flour, minced garlic, and onions. 

• Turn to medium-low. Allow to sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Now, add in your chicken broth and stir well. 

Add the fried turkey chops back into the gravy. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Taste and season to your liking.


• Worcestershire Sauce will bring in a little more flavor. Just a splash. 

• White Wine will jazz things up. The alcohol won’t be overpowering. Pour it in when you are adding it to your chicken or turkey stock. 

• Add fresh herbs such as thyme or rosemary. 

• My friend, mushrooms will add a lot more texture. Slice and sauté them along with the other ingredients. 


Always add your leftovers to an airtight container. Warm in the oven for 1 minute or until things reach your desired temperature.

What To Serve with?

• Try a side of chickpea salad. The crunchy tomatoes, along with the fresh chickpeas, work well with this savory dish. 

• Fresh vegetables are always a plus. Carrots, broccoli, cabbage, and even Brussels sprouts will work.

• Serve with my buttermilk biscuits. This will for sure send your tastebuds into overdrive. 

Yes. They are the same thing and cut from the same part of the turkey, the breast. 
 You can find them at Walmart or Publix. Can’t find them there, you can either check your local meat market or order them online at a butcher shop. 

Originally Publish October 2022

Easy Turkey Chops Smothered in Gravy

These turkey chops are super delicious and easy to make. Seasoned generously, then tossed into a pool of sizzling hot grease and given a good old fashion gravy bath. This is one recipe you will make repeatedly.
Turkey Chops
Servings: 2 People
Calories 444
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 4 Turkey Chops
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 Tsp Poultry seasoning or creole seasoning
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp Onion powder
  • 1 Cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup Flour all purpose


  • 2 Tbsp Butter salted
  • 1/2 Onion Sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Flour all purposed
  • 2 Cups Chicken stock
  • Garlic Powder to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • Place pot on the stove then turn to medium-high then add in oil.
    1 Cup Vegetable oil
  • To a bowl turkey chops
    4 Turkey Chops
  • Season the turkey chops making sure to rub in all of the seasonings well.
    1/2 Tsp Ground black pepper, 1 Tsp Poultry seasoning, 1 Tsp Garlic powder, 1 Tsp Onion powder, 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • Add flour to the bowl and coat your turkey chops well. At this point, you can season your flour with the same seasonings to your liking,
    1 Cup Flour, Garlic Powder, Pepper
  • Place chops in hot grease and allow to fry for 4 minutes, flip the chops to the other side, and allow to cook for another 4 minutes.
  • Once done take them out and place them on a cooling rack.
  • Carefully, pour the grease out of the pan and place the pan back onto the stove.
  • Add your butter, once melted add in your onions. Stir and let them cook down until they are slightly browned.
    2 Tbsp Butter, 1/2 Onion
  • Next, turn your stove to a low temperature. Grab a whisk and begin whisking in your flour. Continue whisking until the flour is dissolved into the onions.
    1 Tbsp Flour
  • Whisk in your chicken broth(continue to whisk until your gravy becomes slightly thick. If it gets too thick whisk in about 1 tablespoon more chicken broth.
    2 Cups Chicken stock
  • Add back in your fried chops, take your spoon and pour some of the gravy over the meat. Add on your lid and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this, it went down so fast, I barely got to take a pic of my plate, this goes straight to my favorites! I skipped the rice, had mine with a salad on the side to stay in deficit but I still loved it.

  2. 5 stars
    I am so glad I came across your blog. Tried my hand at making these, the meat was incredibly tender and juicy, I was so afraid they’d end up way too dry for my taste. 5 out of 5 stars for sure.

  3. 5 stars
    The gravy was spot on though the whisking was a bit of a new entry for me, I never thicken my sauces with flour so I had no idea if I was doing it ok or not but it turned out just perfect!