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Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Berry Chipotle Sauce cut into slices and served over greens on a platter
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5 from 2 votes

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 Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Rest Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: easy dinner recipes, grilled turkey tenderloin
Servings: 4
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces frozen mixed berries (thawed — can also use fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry or raspberry balsamic vinegar
  • 1 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (minced plus 1 teaspoon of the sauce)
  • pounds turkey tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

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.

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

Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.9g | Protein: 42.2g | Fat: 15.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 9.3g | Net carbs: 12g