Orange and Garlic Pork Tenderloin Medallions

Orange and Garlic Pork Tenderloin Medallions

Diana Rattray / The Spruce Eats

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 19 mins
Total: 29 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
306 Calories
11g Fat
28g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 292mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 23g
Calcium 95mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These garlic and orange-flavored pork tenderloin medallions are easy to prepare and they are ready in less than 30 minutes.

Orange juice, garlic, and green onions get together to make up the tasty glaze for these pork tenderloin medallions. The pork is browned and then baked to perfection with the flavorful orange and garlic glaze.

Pork tenderloin is a lean, mild cut, and it cooks quickly. It becomes dry if cooked too long, so check the meat after it's been in the oven for about 15 minutes. If the medallions are thin, it may take less time.


  • 2 pork tenderloins (cut in 1-inch slices)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash black pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 6 to 8 green onions (thinly sliced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.

  2. Slice pork tenderloins into 1-inch rounds; using the heel of your hand or a rolling pin, flatten each slice slightly. 

  3. Combine flour, salt, and pepper; coat pork pieces with the mixture.

  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute the pork slices for about 2 minutes on each side, or until browned. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over the pork.

  5. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes, until the sauce mixture is reduced and slightly thickened and the pork has a glazed appearance.