Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Turkey Tenderloins

Grill seasoned turkey tenderloins for a juicy, flavorful alternative to grilled chicken. 

Southern Living MARCH 2009

  • Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Stand:10 Minutes


  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 pounds turkey tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Stir together first 6 ingredients. Brush turkey tenderloin with olive oil, and rub with brown sugar mixture.

2. Grill turkey, covered with grill lid, over 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat 10 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 165°. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


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