Teriyaki Turkey Skillet Recipe

This Teriyaki turkey skillet is a deliciously flavorful way to use up that pound of ground turkey in your fridge or freezer.

Mini Chef and I eat a lot of ground turkey. It’s versatile, tastes great and is pretty readily available. But you can only make a taco salad or turkey burgers so many times before it starts to get old. So I find myself experimenting often to see what new dishes I can come up with.

An overhead view of this Teriyaki Turkey Skillet Recipe shows bits of turkey, carrots and green beans all tossed with a delicious teriyaki sauce.

If you like teriyaki chicken, you’ll enjoy this dish too. It’s got veggies and just the right balance of sweet and salty to give good flavor.


If you want to turn this into a rice bowl, just cook your rice separately and then top a serving of rice with a serving of this teriyaki turkey. Instant Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowls!


Ground turkey is pink when raw, and well browned with finished cooking. It’s impossible to really use a meat thermometer with ground turkey, so you have to go off the look of it. Stir it frequently while cooking, breaking up any chunks as you go so you end up with a nice scramble. Add your seasonings at about the halfway point of cooking. On average, it can take about 10-15 minutes to fully cook a pound of ground turkey, depending on your stove and the pan used. Some will cook faster, some slower. But that’s about the average cooking time.

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An overhead view of this Teriyaki Turkey Skillet Recipe shows bits of turkey, carrots and green beans all tossed with a delicious teriyaki sauce.

Teriyaki Turkey Skillet Recipe

A delicious twist on a Teriyaki style dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 305kcal


  • Large Skillet


  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • ½ lb. green beans
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce (see link above)
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 6 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ cup grated carrots


  • Make your Teriyaki sauce.
  • Warm the oil in a large skillet.
  • Add the ground turkey and sauté until just browned, then add the green beans, teriyaki sauce, onions, garlic and spices. Continue cooking until the meat is cooked and the sauce has cooke down by approximately half.
  • In the last 5 minutes of cooking, stir in the grated carrots.
  • Serve over rice or on its own.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 2835mg | Potassium: 744mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 3093IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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