How To Cook Turkey Tenderloin

Turkey tenderloin, a lean and flavorful cut of meat, there are various methods to bring out the best in turkey tenderloin. In this article, I’ll instruct you on how to cook turkey tenderloin in 5 different ways, each offering its unique advantages.

1. How To Cook Turkey Tenderloin in Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey tenderloin
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Preferred herbs and spices

Instructions

Start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Pat the turkey tenderloin dry with paper towels. Rub the tenderloin with olive oil, salt, pepper, and any desired herbs or spices to enhance the flavor.

Place the seasoned tenderloin on a baking sheet or in a baking dish. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat

Roast the tenderloin in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C)

Once cooked, remove the tenderloin from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. After resting, slice the turkey tenderloin and serve.

2. How To Cook Turkey Tenderloin in Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey tenderloin
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Preferred herbs and spices

Instructions

Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

Follow the same steps as the oven method, rubbing the turkey tenderloin with olive oil, salt, pepper, and your chosen seasonings.

Place the seasoned tenderloin in the air fryer basket, making sure there’s space between the pieces for even cooking.

Air fry turkey tenderloin for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time.

Once the turkey tenderloin is done cooking, allow it to rest for a few minutes before slicing.

3. How To Cook Turkey Tenderloin on Stove

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey tenderloin
  • Olive oil or butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Preferred herbs and spices

Instructions

Prepare the turkey tenderloin by patting it dry with paper towels and seasoning it with salt, pepper, and your preferred herbs and spices.

Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil or a small amount of butter to prevent sticking.

Place the seasoned tenderloin in the hot pan. Sear the tenderloin for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until it develops a golden-brown crust.

Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking the turkey tenderloin for another 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally.

Allow the tenderloin to rest for a few minutes before slicing.

4. How To Cook Turkey Tenderloin in Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey tenderloin
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Preferred herbs and spices

Instructions

Set your Instant Pot to “Sauté” mode and heat a drizzle of olive oil.

Pat the turkey tenderloin dry and season it with salt, pepper, and your preferred seasonings. Sear the tenderloin on all sides until it’s golden-brown.

Switch the Instant Pot to “Pressure Cook” mode. Add a cup of water or broth to the pot and place a trivet inside. Place the seared turkey tenderloin on the trivet.

Close the Instant Pot lid and set the cooking time to about 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the tenderloin. Once the cooking cycle is complete, let the pressure release naturally for about 10 minutes before manually releasing the remaining pressure.

Carefully remove the turkey tenderloin from the Instant Pot, let it rest for a few minutes, then slice and serve.

5. How To Cook Turkey Tenderloin in Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey tenderloin
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Preferred herbs and spices

Instructions

Start by seasoning the turkey tenderloin with salt, pepper, and your chosen herbs and spices. Then heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Sear the tenderloin on all sides until it’s browned.

Place the seared turkey tenderloin in the Crock Pot. You can add vegetables, onions, or garlic cloves for extra flavor.

Set the Crock Pot to “Low” heat and cook the turkey tenderloin for 4-6 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

Once cooked, let the turkey tenderloin rest for a few minutes before slicing.

From the classic appeal of oven roasting to the slow-cooked richness of the Crock Pot, each method has its own unique merits. By mastering these cooking method, you can confidently create turkey tenderloin dish perfectly at home.