Weeknight Delight: Garlic Parmesan Turkey Tenders for Easy, Flavorful Meals

Turkey is often associated with grand holiday feasts, but it’s a remarkably versatile protein that can easily be incorporated into weeknight meals. Our Garlic Parmesan Turkey Tenders recipe is a perfect example of how turkey can shine in everyday cooking. This dish features succulent turkey tenders seasoned with a blend of spices, then baked and basted with a rich garlic-parmesan butter. The result is a flavorful and satisfying meal that’s both easy to prepare and impressive to serve.

One of the great advantages of turkey is its ability to take on a wide range of flavors. In this recipe, the turkey tenders are enhanced with a combination of olive oil, Hot Under The Kilt Acadian Cajun Seasoning, and Badass Burger Booster, providing a robust and savory foundation. The garlic-parmesan butter adds a deliciously rich and aromatic finish, elevating the dish without overwhelming it. This flexibility makes turkey an excellent choice for various cuisines and cooking styles, whether you’re in the mood for something spicy, tangy, or subtly seasoned.

Turkey is also a healthy option for weeknight dinners, offering a lean source of protein that’s lower in fat compared to other meats. It’s perfect for those who are health-conscious but still want to enjoy a hearty and flavorful meal. Additionally, turkey tenders cook quickly, making them ideal for busy evenings when you need to get dinner on the table fast. This recipe, which bakes the turkey tenders in just 25 minutes, demonstrates how you can enjoy a delicious and nutritious dinner with minimal effort.

Incorporating turkey into your regular meal rotation can bring variety and balance to your diet. It’s not just for Thanksgiving anymore; turkey can be a star ingredient in many everyday dishes. From salads and sandwiches to stir-fries and kebabs, turkey adapts well to a multitude of recipes. This Garlic Parmesan Turkey Tenders dish is a testament to the versatility and convenience of turkey, making it a fantastic option for any night of the week.

A very generous thank you to  Turkey Farmers of Nova Scotia for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you.

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Garlic Parmesan Turkey Skewers

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef


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  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper



  • 1 lb turkey tenders
  • olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Hot Under The Kilt Acadian Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Badass Burger Booster


  1. Combine the butter, parsley, garlic, great apartments on cheese, salt, and pepper together and set aside.
  2. Place The turkey tenders in a bowl drizzle with the olive oil and top with the seasonings. Mix well and skewer.
  3. Place the skewered turkey tenders into a preheated 400° oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Baste the turkey tenders with the butter mixture, continue to bake basting every 5 minutes for a total of 25 minutes big time.
  5. Remove from the oven and top with additional grated Parmesan cheese.