Maple Dijon Turkey

Maple Dijon Turkey – Flavorful maple dijon glaze on turkey breasts. A great 30-minute sheet pan meal for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Maple Dijon Turkey

Maple Dijon Turkey

When it comes to Thanksgiving, I will fully admit that I do not want to deal with cooking a whole turkey.  It all seems like too much work for me when instead, I could just make a turkey breast or turkey tenderloin and call it good! For Thanksgiving this year, I decided that I wanted to use one of my favorite flavor combinations, maple and dijon for my cuts of turkey!

Now this maple dijon turkey is super easy to whip up, you need about 35 minutes and just a few ingredients.  Not too hard, yeah? Plus, you can always throw some of the veggies to pair with the chicken right onto the sheet pan such as carrots or squash.

Common questions about making turkey tenderloin

What temperature to cook a turkey tenderloin?

You want the turkey tenderloin to get to 165 degrees for it’s internal temperature.  To cook it, place it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.

Where is the tenderloin on a turkey?

The tenderloin of a turkey is between both turkey breasts that is very tender and lean in fat.

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Notes on maple dijon turkey recipe

  • Using a thermometer makes it really easy to check if the turkey is done without having to cut a piece open.
  • Butternut squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc would pair wonderfully with the turkey! Just whip up some extra glaze and coat the veggies with it.

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Maple Dijon Turkey

Maple Dijon Turkey – Flavorful maple dijon glaze on turkey breasts. A great 30-minute sheet pan meal for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword breast, dijon, dinner, maple, tenderloin, thanksgiving, turkey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-3 turkey tenderloins
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp freshly minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large frying pan, pour in olive oil and garlic. Once garlic is fragrant, lay each of the turkey breast in fan. Let each side of the turkey brown, this should take about 5 minutes. Transfer turkey breasts to a sheet pan and drizzle 1/2 of the maple dijon spread on top along with the salt and pepper.

  3. Place sheet pan in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165 degrees inside the turkey breasts. This indicates the turkey is cooked through.

  4.   Pour over the remaining sauce and slice the turkey and serve.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Michele @ Bacon Fatte
    November 12, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Yummmmm… Maple Dijon Turkey sounds wonderful right now! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply
    Debra C.
    November 16, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    What a terrific option, this would be perfect for our family. It’s just going to be Dan and I this year so this will be perfect, love that glaze!!

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