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Plate with two turkey tenderloins, one is sliced.

Turkey Tenderloin

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Marinate Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Entree
  • Method: Stove Top + Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Turkey Tenderloin (+ marinade) – an insanely juicy and flavorful turkey tenderloin recipe (or turkey breast tenderloin)- so delicious!


  • 1 batch Turkey Marinade
  • 1 batch Turkey Seasoning
  • (2) 1lb turkey tenderloins (or turkey breast tenderloins)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or ghee)
  • 23 tablespoons butter or ghee, melted


  • Combine your Turkey Marinade ingredients. Place turkey tenderloins in a small pan or silicone bag. Pour marinade over top and ensure turkey is fully coated. Place in refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. Meanwhile, combine your Turkey Seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Remove from marinade (don’t shake off extra) and place on a plate. Cover in Turkey Seasoning mixture and rub all over ensuring it covers every part of the turkey.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bring a large cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive oil or ghee and swirl to coat the pan. Add turkey tenderloin and sear on all sides (about 1-2 minutes per side).
  • Turn off stove and carefully move skillet to oven, middle rack and uncovered.
  • Let cook 20-30 minutes or until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. at it’s thickest part using an internal meat thermometer.  Baste once or twice during cooking with melted butter or ghee. Once you use up the melted butter, you can baste with the pan juices (there won’t be a ton, but there should be enough to baste with a brush).
  • Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes. Slice and serve!


  • Turkey Tenderloins: as long as they are approx. 1 lb each you will be fine! The ones shown are closer to 3/4 lb. 
  • Leftovers: store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use some to make leftover turkey salad!