Prepped in just 5 minutes, this slow cooker turkey tenderloin with maple glaze and wild rice is perfect for the busiest of days.
Why turkey tenderloin instead of turkey breast?
You could absolutely use a turkey breast in this recipe if you wanted to, but I like using turkey tenderloin because it’s boneless, skinless and the most tender part of the turkey.
Tips for Cooking Turkey Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker
Turkey tenderloins cook quickly because they’re so low in fat, so this is a recipe that should be started mid-day or early afternoon instead of first thing in the morning.
Set the slow cooker temperature to low.
Turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.
Keep in mind slow cookers vary in cooking performance, so keep an eye on the turkey and rice so it doesn’t dry out.
Slice into medallions for serving.
What to Serve with Turkey Tenderloin
- Air fryer butternut squash
- Sweet potato appetizers
- Country-style lima beans
- Maple-roasted bacon with glazed pecans
- Cranberry sauce
- Dried cranberries or raisins
- Turkey gravy
- Green beans
- Glazed carrots
SLOW COOKER TURKEY TENDERLOIN
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Slow Cooker Turkey Tenderloin with Maple Glaze and Wild Rice
- 1 6-oz pkg original flavor long grain/wild rice mix
- 1 1/2 cups hot water
- 1 1/2 lb turkey tenderloin
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Mix uncooked rice with seasoning packet and water in the slow cooker. Place turkey tenderloin on top of rice mixture. Drizzle with maple syrup. Sprinkle with nuts and cinnamon.
- Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.