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Chipotle Citrus-Glazed Turkey Tenderloins Recipe

Chipotle Citrus-Glazed Turkey Tenderloins Recipe

This simple skillet recipe makes it easy to cook turkey on a weeknight. The combination of sweet, spicy and smoky flavors from orange, peppers and molasses is amazing.—Darlene Morris, Franklinton, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 turkey breast tenderloins (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro


  • 1. Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown turkey in oil on all sides.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk the juices, brown sugar, molasses and chipotle peppers; add to skillet. Reduce heat and simmer for 12-16 minutes or until turkey reaches 165°. Transfer turkey to a cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes.
  • 3. Simmer glaze until thickened, about 4 minutes. Slice turkey and serve with glaze. Top with cilantro. Yield: 4 servings (1/2 cup sauce).