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Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Berry Chipotle Sauce

This grilled turkey tenderloin with berry chipotle sauce is smoky and a little sweet, with just a bit of heat from the chiles and a burst of tang from the balsamic!

Turkey is a very lean and healthy protein. But since it has a pretty mild flavor, I always like adding some kind of flavorful sauce to compliment the dish.

This grilled turkey tenderloin with berry chipotle sauce is absolutely bursting with flavor! And you only need 5 ingredients plus salt, pepper, and oil to make it.

It’s a great way to liven up your cooking routine. The smokiness from the grill, sweetness from the berries, little kick of heat from the chiles, and burst of tang from the balsamic come together into one delicious dish!

So when you’re looking for an amazing meal that you can feel good about eating, give this grilled turkey with berry chipotle sauce a try.

How to make grilled turkey tenderloin with berry chipotle sauce

This recipe involves making the sauce in one pot on the stove, then throwing the turkey on the grill. It’s so easy to prep!

Step 1: In a small saucepan, combine the fruit, honey, vinegar, chipotle, and adobo sauce. If the mixture seems dry, add 1 tablespoon water.

Step 2: Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally.

Step 3: As the mixture simmers, smash the berries against the side of the pan with a wooden spoon. Continue cooking until the berries have mostly disintegrated, about 10 minutes.

Step 4: Pour the mixture through a strainer into a bowl. To extract as much liquid as possible, press the mixture firmly against the strainer and scrape the bottom of the strainer occasionally with a separate spoon. Discard the solids.

Step 5: Preheat the grill.

Step 6: Rub each tenderloin with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.

Step 7: Transfer to the grill and cook, turning a few times, until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, about 20-25 minutes.

Turkey on the grill with a cooking thermometer
The turkey still need a few minutes to reach a core temperature of 165 F

Step 8: Place the turkey on a cutting board and let it rest for about 10 minutes.

Step 9: Cut the turkey into thin slices and serve with the sauce.

Once you try this delicious dish, you may start adding it to your menu all the time!

Variations for the sauce

The turkey tenderloin is quite tasty on its own, but if we’re being honest, the berry chipotle sauce is really what makes this dish so special. So if you want to customize it to your tastes, please feel free!

I used frozen berries for convenience, but you could also use fresh berries if they’re in season. Any combination of raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries works well!

Want a bright-red sauce that really makes a statement? Make the sauce with just raspberries to get that vibrant pop of color.

If you aren’t a big fan of spicy food, start with just a little bit of the adobo sauce. If the sauce turns out too spicy, add in more fruit or honey. The sweetness will help balance out the heat.

Storage

If you have any leftovers, try to store the turkey and the sauce separately if possible. This will help them stay fresh the longest.

Simply place them in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator. The turkey should be enjoyed within 3-4 days, and the sauce will stay fresh for up to a week.

Slices of turkey tenderloin with sauce on top

Other delicious turkey recipes

Looking for more fun and exciting dishes you can make with lean and healthy turkey? Here are a few of my favorite recipes I know you’ll love:

When you’ve tried this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!

Recipe Card

Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Berry Chipotle Sauce cut into slices and served over greens on a platter

Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Berry Chipotle Sauce

This grilled turkey tenderloin with berry chipotle sauce is smoky and a little sweet, with just a bit of heat from the chiles and a burst of tang from the balsamic!

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:35 minutes

Rest Time:10 minutes

Total Time:50 minutes

Author:Diabetic Foodie

Servings:4

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the fruit, honey, vinegar, chipotle, and adobo sauce. If the mixture seems dry, add 1 tablespoon water.

  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally.

  • As the mixture simmers, smash the berries against the side of the pan with a wooden spoon. Continue cooking until the berries have mostly disintegrated, about 10 minutes.

  • Pour the mixture through a strainer into a bowl. To extract as much liquid as possible, press the mixture firmly against the strainer and scrape the bottom of the strainer occasionally with a separate spoon. Discard the solids.

  • Preheat the grill.

  • Rub each tenderloin with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.

  • Transfer to the grill and cook, turning a few times, until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, about 20-25 minutes.

  • Place the turkey on a cutting board and let it rest for about 10 minutes.

  • Cut the turkey into thin slices and serve with the sauce.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for 4 servings of turkey tenderloin and berry chipotle sauce.
If you use fresh berries instead of frozen, add about 1 tablespoon of water since you won’t have any extra liquid from thawing.
For a bright red sauce, only use raspberries.
If your sauce turns out too spicy for you, add in more fruit or honey. The sweetness will balance out the heat.
If you have leftovers, store the turkey and the sauce in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator. The turkey should be enjoyed within 3-4 days, and the sauce will stay fresh for up to a week.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Berry Chipotle Sauce

Amount Per Serving

Calories 359
Calories from Fat 137

% Daily Value*

Fat 15.2g23%

Saturated Fat 3.2g20%

Trans Fat 0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g

Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g

Cholesterol 104mg35%

Sodium 584mg25%

Potassium 3mg0%

Carbohydrates 12.9g4%

Fiber 0.9g4%

Sugar 9.3g10%

Protein 42.2g84%

Net carbs 12g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free

Keyword: easy dinner recipes, grilled turkey tenderloin

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