Let’s face it—for anyone that’s a carnivore, sometimes a good piece of savory jerky is the perfect way to satisfy a salt craving. But it’s often packed with sodium and unhealthy ingredients. We’ve got the healthy-diet-approved Turkey Jerky version of this salty classic that is sure to kick the craving and leave you just as satisfied.
A few simple steps and a few simple ingredients are all it takes to create this delicious Sweet and Spicy Turkey Jerky. As easy as freezing turkey breast, mixing your ingredients and marinating your turkey breast, this is the perfect alternative to indulging in a greasy snack that will lead you off track from your healthy living. The one key kitchen item you will need to make this mouthwatering snack is a dehydrator. Not familiar with a dehydrator? It’s simple and efficient to whip up unique foods that you wouldn’t typically be familiar with making. By removing moisture from your marinated turkey breast, a dehydrator “dries” out your turkey to its jerky state.
This jerky isn’t your average tasting jerky, either. In fact, it uses a delicious combination of Worcestershire sauce and honey to create a sweet sand savory flavor. Don’t let its deliciousness deter you—it still fits perfectly into your Nutrisystem meal plan, counting as one PowerFuel and one Extra. This recipe makes four servings, each clocking in at 78 calories per serving. Be sure to log your Turkey Jerky in your NuMi app to ensure you are staying on track with your weight loss goals. You can easily log your Turkey Jerky right here in the NuMi app >
Calories per Serving: 78
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra
- 1 pound boneless, skinless, turkey breast
- ¼ cup 100% pineapple juice
- ¼ cup soy sauce, reduced sodium
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. red chili flakes
- 1 tsp. honey
- Freeze turkey breast for 20-30 minutes prior to slicing. Use a sharp knife to evenly slice turkey breast into 1/4-inch slices.
- Mix together all ingredients in a bowl or Tupperware. Cover bowl or Tupperware tightly and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
- Pour marinade and turkey slices into a pot, add 1 cup water, bring to a boil, then simmer until liquid has reached 165 degrees F (use a meat thermometer to check temperature).
- Using a colander, drain the turkey slices allowing excess marinade to drip off.
- Place the turkey slices on the dehydrator racks in a single layer and dehydrate at 160 degrees F. Dehydrating time varies depending on the thickness of the slices, begin checking after 2 hours. The jerky is done when it is firm, dry and tears easily. If it is brittle or tough, it’s overdone.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.