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Lemon Turkey Tenderloin

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Lemon Turkey Tenderloin
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Lemon Turkey Tenderloin is an easy and flavorful four ingredient recipe. You can marinate this for just 20 minutes on the counter, or up to 12 hours in the fridge.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 1 (1-1/2 pound) turkey tenderloin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


Cut tenderloin in half crosswise. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Spread over all sides of the turkey. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes, or refrigerate up to 24 hours.

When ready to eat, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place tenderloins on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Roast turkey for 45-55 minutes until internal temperatures registers 160 degrees F. Remove from oven, cover with foil, and let stand 8-10 minutes before slicing to serve.

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 5 out of 5
Delicious!, Guest Kei

So easy to prepare, yet produces a wonderful, tender turkey with a just right balance of flavor. Very mustard-y smell--when it was cooking I was very strongly reminded of corn dogs! But the result was much, much more yummy and healthy. Thank you for this recipe!

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