Grilled Herb Turkey Breast
12
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
02 hrs 20 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Marinade

1 cup white wine or chicken broth

2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

1/3 cup chopped green onions

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh garlic

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper

Turkey

1 (4- to 5-pound) fresh or frozen turkey breast, thawed

Garnish

Roasted garlic, if desired

Rosemary sprigs, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all marinade ingredients in extra large plastic resealable food bag; add turkey breast. Tightly seal bag; turn bag several times to coat turkey well. Place bag into 13x9 inch pan. Refrigerate, turning bag occasionally, at least 3 hours.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 3

    Remove turkey breast from marinade. Place marinade in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until marinade comes to a boil; boil 1 minute.

  4. STEP 4

    Place turkey breast onto grill over drip pan. Cover; grill, turning and basting occasionally with marinade, 2-2 1/2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 165°F and turkey is no longer pink. Discard remaining marinade.

  5. STEP 5

    Place turkey breast onto platter; garnish with roasted garlic and rosemary sprigs, if desired.

Nutrition

290Calories
15Fat (mg)
90Cholesterol (mg)
170Sodium (mg)
1Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
34Protein (g)

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  November 23, 2017

I was very skeptical about grilling a turkey breast. We used an 8 lb bone in turkey breast. The only thing we did differently was to add thin apple slices to the pan that turkey was sitting in on the grill. We had apples that were getting soft, husband thought it would be a good addition. Not sure if they added to the juicyness or not but this was very, very good. Not dry at all. Was on the grill for about 3.5 hrs. Definitely making again!!

— says Karen
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  November 21, 2016

Kept the grill at 325 degrees and it was at 180 degrees after one hour.

— says Kathy
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  November 02, 2015

Cooked this last week. I ended up only marinating for about 3 hours. I used fresh basil as instructed with a 3lb breast. Cooked it at around 425 for 2 hours and it was utterly delicious. For extra flavor, I added applewood chips to my smoker box. Everyone said it was the best turkey they've ever had!

— says Dennis
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  August 16, 2015

This is by far the best grilled turkey, and the easiest I have ever made. Moist, flavorful. Will be making ths again and again.

— says Susan
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  November 28, 2014

We made this yesterday. The recipe was delicious. I marinated it overnight (approx. 12 hours) and used dried basil. I boiled the marinade like the recipe stated and put it in an oven proof dish. I left it in the grill keeping it hot to baste the breast. I used the leftover marinade with some chicken broth and cornstarch to make a delicious gravy. I would use Wondra flour instead of the cornstarch because it was a little lumpy. Even though we had some issues with getting our grill to the correct temperature and charred the outside of the breast a bit, the meat was still moist and delicious. Definitely making this again and not just on Thanksgiving!

— says S
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