Brined Chipotle Orange Turkey Breast

Brined Chipotle Orange Turkey Breast
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Brining the turkey breast before grilling keeps it juicy and flavorful. Use this delicious turkey recipe for your next holiday meal!
10 min
Prep Time
8:10
Total Time
12 servings

Ingredients

Brine

8 cups
warm water
1 cup
orange juice
1/2 cup
chopped onion
1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup
coarse salt
2 tablespoons
finely chopped fresh garlic
1 tablespoon
chipotle chili powder*
2 teaspoons
freshly grated orange zest
1 teaspoon
ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons
finely chopped fresh oregano leaves**

Turkey

1 (4- to 5-pound)
whole bone-in turkey breast, thawed

Butter

6 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
4 teaspoons
chipotle chili powder*
 
*Substitute chili powder.
**Substitute 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves.

Directions

  1. Combine all brine ingredients in extra-large bowl; stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Place turkey breast in large oven roasting bag; pour brine over turkey. Tightly seal bag; place into bowl. Refrigerate, turning occasionally, for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat one side of gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white. Place coals to one side in charcoal grill. Make aluminum foil drip pan; place opposite coals.
  3. Combine butter and 4 teaspoons chili powder in bowl. Remove turkey breast from brine; discard brine. Pat turkey dry with paper towels.
  4. Place turkey breast onto grill over drip pan. Grill 15 minutes. Brush generously with butter mixture. Close lid on grill. Grill, turning and basting occasionally with remaining butter mixture, 2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 165°F or juices run clear when pierced with fork.

Recipe Tips

- Try using hickory or mesquite grill planks or aromatic wood chips for some smokiness during grilling. If using aromatic wood chips, soak them in water for about an hour before placing them inside the grill.

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
250
Cholesterol
95mg
Carbohydrates
2g
Protein
25g
Fat
15g
Sodium
720mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

You should use the same brineing process with the turkey and then roast the turkey at 325 degrees F. for the time as listed on the turkey wrapper for the size of turkey you are preparing.

Rating

This is the best turkey I have ever had, bar none!!!

Rating

I love the sounds of it but I do not have a grill how would you do it in oven

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
You should use the same brineing process with the turkey and then roast the turkey at 325 degrees F. for the time as listed on the turkey wrapper for the size of turkey you are preparing.
Posted December 12, 2011

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