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Grilled Turkey Tenderloins with Ginger-Garlic Marinade

"I've been using this recipe for 10 years-we love it!" shares Debra Holt of Franklin, Virginia. "I am a high school teacher, and a student gave me the recipe."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3/4 pound turkey breast tenderloins


  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oil, sugar, garlic, ginger and mustard. Pour 1/4 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add turkey. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  • Drain and discard marinade. On a lightly oiled grill rack, grill turkey, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 8-10 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°, turning twice and basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Cut into slices.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked turkey: 297 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 1301mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 42g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 6 very lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • Irene
    Feb 5, 2019

    I only used app. 2 teaspoons of oil - and olive oil was utilized instead of canola oil. The amount of ginger utilized was app. 1 teaspoon instead of 1/2 teaspoon. I only had time to marinate the turkey tenderloin for app. 25 min before they were grilled. This was a great recipe - Thank you!