Chipotle Honey Lime Pork Tenderloin

Chipotle Honey Lime Pork Tenderloin

1 whole pork tenderloin, about 1 pound
1 tsp lime zest
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp  fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Place the lime zest, lime juice, honey, salt, and garlic in a small, lidded jar and shake to combine. Pour half of the marinade mixture into a 1-gallon resealable bag, add the chipotle pepper, and move around to combine.

Add the pork tenderloin to the bag and seal, removing as much air as possible and place in a container to catch any leaks. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 to 24 hours, rotating the bag halfway through the time. Place the remaining marinade in a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use.

Light grill and bring to medium-high heat, about 450 degrees. Brush the grill with vegetable oil. Remove the tenderloin from the bag and place in the center of grate. Discard bag with marinade. Cover and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, turning every few minutes, until the tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees.

Remove the tenderloin from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes. Remove to a cutting board and slice. Drizzle with reserved marinade. Garnish with cilantro and serve with reserved marinade on the side.

*If you prefer not to grill the tenderloin, pan sear it in a oven-safe skillet first (like cast iron) over medium-high heat, then finish off in a 425 oven for about 15-20 minutes.


3 thoughts on “Chipotle Honey Lime Pork Tenderloin

  1. Robin, this recipe sounds delicious! I love how fast tenderloins cook and your marinade sounds so flavorful. I have 1 question about ingredients, where in the store do I find the chipotle pepper in adobo sauce? Is it canned or in a jar? Thanks so much!


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