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Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This turkey tenderloin, oh boy! Cooked in my trusty Instant Pot, it's tender and juicy. Seasoned with simple spices, it's a no-fuss dinner that always hits the spot. Love it!

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Ready for a flavorful adventure? I found the perfect meal for those cozy nights at home. My go-to is the Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin Delight. This dish, with its perfect blend of spices and tender turkey, was my serendipitous invention on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It quickly became a family favorite. The best part? It's foolproof. Even the most novice of cooks can master this in no time. So, are you up for it? Let's dive right in!

Ingredients for a Delightful Turkey Tenderloin

  • Turkey tenderloin: Lean protein source, tender texture, absorbs flavors well, essential for the main dish, juicy and flavorful when cooked.
  • Chicken broth: Adds depth of flavor, keeps the turkey tenderloin moist, enhances the overall taste, provides a savory base for cooking.

Essential Tools for Making This Instant Pot Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the turkey tenderloin to ensure it's cooked perfectly and retains moisture.
  • Tongs: Needed to safely remove the turkey tenderloin from the Instant Pot without damaging it.

Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin Recipe

This Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin Recipe is a quick and easy way to prepare a delicious and healthy meal. Perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection in just 35 minutes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs turkey tenderloin
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Pepper


  • Season the turkey tenderloin with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour chicken broth into the Instant Pot.
  • Place the seasoned turkey tenderloin in the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing any remaining pressure.
  • Remove the turkey tenderloin from the Instant Pot and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Serve and enjoy!


For a more flavorful dish, consider marinating the turkey tenderloin for a few hours before cooking.


Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 50gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 400mgPotassium: 500mgVitamin A: 50IUCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Instant Pot, Tenderloin, Turkey
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Prepping and Storing Tips for Turkey Tenderloin

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Season the turkey tenderloin and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking.
  • You can prepare the turkey tenderloin in the instant pot up to the point of pressure cooking, then refrigerate it. When ready to eat, resume cooking from the pressure cooking step.

Freezing Instructions

  • After cooking the turkey tenderloin in the instant pot, allow it to cool completely.
  • Slice the turkey tenderloin and place it in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Label the container with the date and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat, thaw the turkey tenderloin in the refrigerator overnight and then warm it in the microwave or oven until heated through.

Turkey tenderloin is a lean protein source that is high in selenium, a mineral that plays a crucial role in thyroid function and immune health.

Common Questions About Making Turkey Tenderloin in the Instant Pot

Can I use chicken breast instead of turkey tenderloin?
Yes, you can substitute chicken breast for turkey tenderloin in this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly as chicken breast may cook faster.
How can I add more flavor to this dish?
You can enhance the flavor by adding herbs like rosemary, thyme, or sage to the seasoning mix before cooking.
Can I use water instead of chicken broth?
While chicken broth adds more flavor, you can use water as a substitute if needed. Just adjust the seasoning to compensate for the lack of flavor.
How do I prevent the turkey tenderloin from drying out?
To prevent the turkey tenderloin from drying out, make sure not to overcook it. Use a meat thermometer to ensure it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) but no higher.
Can I cook vegetables with the turkey tenderloin in the Instant Pot?
Yes, you can add vegetables like carrots, potatoes, or green beans to cook along with the turkey tenderloin. Just make sure they are cut into larger chunks to withstand the cooking time.

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