Mandarin Turkey Tenderloin Recipe
- 8 turkey breast tenderloins (4 ounces each)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 cup sesame ginger marinade
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen stir-fry vegetable blend, thawed
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
- 1 green onion, sliced
- Hot cooked rice, optional
- 1. Place turkey in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with ginger and pepper flakes. Top with oranges. In a small bowl, combine marinade and broth; pour over turkey. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
- 2. Stir vegetables into the slow cooker. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until vegetables are heated through.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion. Serve with rice if desired.
Freeze option: Cool turkey mixture. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet until a thermometer inserted in turkey reads 165°, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Garnish as directed. Yield: 8 servings.
1 turkey tenderloin with 1/2 cup vegetable mixture (calculated without rice) equals 235 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 1,314 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein.