Dijon Turkey with Apple-Sage Wheat Berries

Dijon Turkey with Apple-Sage Wheat Berries

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Hands On 25 mins
  • Slow Cook 6 hrs to 8 hrs (low) + 2 hours (high)
  • Serving Size: 3 oz. turkey + 1 cup apple mixture
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 51


  • 3 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat berries
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 1/4-1 1/2 pounds turkey breast tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons apple jelly
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 medium firm red cooking apples, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 6 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts (optional)


  1. In a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker combine stock, wheat berries, the water, 1/2 tsp. of the salt, and the pepper. Add onion, celery, and carrots. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, place turkey in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, in a small bowl whisk together jelly, mustard, 1 Tbsp. of the oil, the sage, vinegar, garlic, and the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Pour marinade over turkey. Seal bag; turn to coat turkey. Marinate in refrigerator 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Drain turkey, reserving marinade. In a 10-inch skillet heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil over medium-high. Add turkey; cook 6 minutes or until browned, turning once.
  4. Drain wheat berry mixture, reserving cooking liquid. Return wheat berry mixture and 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid to cooker. Add turkey mixture, the reserved marinade, and apples. Turn cooker to high. Cover and cook 2 hours more or until turkey is done (165 degrees F).
  5. Remove and thinly slice turkey. Using a slotted spoon, transfer apple mixture to dinner plates or a large platter; add turkey. Drizzle with the remaining cooking liquid and, if desired, sprinkle with walnuts and additional sage.


  • Test Kitchen Tip To use the cooker's high-heat setting, prepare wheat berry mixture as directed in Step 1, except cover and cook on high 4 hours. Continue as directed, except marinate turkey in refrigerator 4 hours before browning. In Step 4, cover and cook mixture in cooker on high 1 1/4 hours or until turkey is done (165 degrees F). Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 6
PER SERVING: 381 cal., 7 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 50 mg chol., 574 mg sodium, 51 g carb. (9 g fiber, 13 g sugars), 31 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Lean Meat (d.e): 3; Starch (d.e): 2; Other Carb (d.e): 0.5; Vegetables (d.e): 1; Fruit (d.e): 0.5