Grilled Chili Lime Turkey Tenders

These turkey tenders are tender, juicy, and loaded with the fresh flavor! Serve it with a generous helping of homemade Pineapple Salsa for a new favorite meal.

4 servings
Prep Time
30 min - 1 hour
Cook Time
13 min, 5 min rest
Total Time
1 hour 15 minutes


  • Small bowl
  • Whisk
  • Knife
  • Gallon size zip-lock bag
  • Grill
  • Brush


  • 1.5 - 1.75 lb package of turkey tenderloins
  • 5 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  • 1 C chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 C chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 C diced red onion
  • 1/4 C chopped cilantro
  • 1medium or large jalapeno (depending on how much heat you want), chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, honey, soy sauce, chili powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and garlic.
  2. Slice turkey tenderloins into 1-inch wide slices. Place turkey in a shallow dish and cover with half of the marinade. Cover and let sit for at least 30 minutes. You can let it marinate for up to an hour. OR Place turkey and half of marinade in a gallon size zip-locked plastic bag. Gently toss to coat and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.
  3. While turkey is marinating, prepare salsa. Gently mix all ingredients together until combined. Cover and place in refrigerator to allow flavors to blend while turkey is grilling.
  4. Bring grill to medium to medium-high heat. Brush grate with oil.
  5. Remove turkey tenders from marinade and place on grill. Grill for 6-7 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Halfway through cooking time, brush with remaining marinade.
  6. Remove turkey from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve turkey tenders by themselves or over a bed of rice. Top with a generous helping of pineapple salsa.

This recipe was created in partnership with blogger A Kitchen Addiction.

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