• 2 small turkey tenderloins (about 1/2 pound each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • One 4-ounce can chopped green chilies, or 1/2 cup mild giardiniera pepper-vegetable mixture, drained
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Prepare a charcoal grill or preheat the broiler.
  2. Cut a pocket horizontally along the side of each tenderloin, making sure not to cut all the way through. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spray a medium skillet with non-stick pan spray. Saute the onion and garlic until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the green chilies and cilantro.
  4. Stuff the onion mixture into the pockets in the tenderloins; secure with small metal skewers or wooden toothpicks. Brush the tenderloins lightly with oil.
  5. Grill, covered, over medium-hot coals, or boil 6 inches from the heat source, about 8 to 10 minutes per side or until the tenderloins are cooked through. Cut on the diagonal into 1/2-inch slices.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 2 tenderloins (4 servings)

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 194
Fat: 6 grams
Sodium: 259 milligrams
Cholesterol: 61 milligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 5 grams

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Diabetic Exchanges

1 Vegetable, 4 Very Lean Meat, 1/2 Fat

Book Title: The New Family Cookbook for People with Diabetes