Chipotle Citrus-Glazed Turkey Tenderloins

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings (1/2 cup sauce)

Updated: Nov. 14, 2022
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
Chipotle Citrus-Glazed Turkey Tenderloins Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked turkey with 2 tablespoons glaze: 274 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.