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maple chipotle pork tenderloin

Chipotle Pork Tenderloin

Amanda Cooks & Styles
Tender and juicy oven roasted pork tenderloin recipe marinated in a maple chipotle sauce that will blow your mind! Seared hot in a cast iron skillet with a crusty exterior and finished in the oven for the perfect cook.
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 1/2 lbs. Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Chipotle in Adobo Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro fresh chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Oil


  • Poke the pork tenderloin all over with a fork. This will allow the marinade to really absorb into the pork.
  • In a small bowl whisk together 1 1/2 tbsps chipotle in adobo sauce, 3 tbsps maple syrup, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp chopped cilantro and 3 cloves minced garlic.
  • Place pork in a large storage bag and pour marinade over the pork. Seal bag tightly and place in the fridge to marinade for 4 hours up to overnight.
  • **Remove pork from the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a cast iron skillet (or other oven safe skillet) over high heat. Once the skillet is very hot, carefully sear pork tenderloin (WITHOUT DRIPPINGS + discard leftover marinade) for about 2-3 minutes on all sides until you have a nice crust.
  • Transfer to the oven and cook for about 12-14 minutes. When done, pork should be at least 145 degrees but I prefer mine cooked to 150 - 155 degrees. Check temperature with a meat thermometer.
  • When done, remove pork from the oven and transfer to a plate. Cover with foil to let rest for a few minutes.
  • Slice and serve pork with drippings and a fresh sprinkle of chopped cilantro. Enjoy!
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