Mandarin Turkey Tenderloin
My husband grew up in an area with lots of turkey farms, so he learned early to love dishes that use turkey. This makes a tasty dinner that requires no last minute fuss, so I like to serve it when I have company over.—Lorie Miner, Kamas, Utah
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours
- 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
- 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 thermometer reads 170°.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 turkey tenderloin with 1/2 cup vegetable mixture (calculated without rice): 235 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1314mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.
Originally published as Mandarin Turkey Tenderloin in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes 2011