Grilled Turkey Breast





Recipe by The National Turkey Federation

Serving Suggestions:

Remove turkey meat from bones and shred. Divide turkey meat into thirds (approximately 2 cups each) and use to prepare Grilled Thai Turkey Pizza, Grilled Three-Pepper Turkey Pizza, Barbecued Turkey Pizza

Shredded Turkey breast is perfect for pulled turkey sandwiches.  Place the shredded turkey on burger rolls, and top with your favorite barbecue sauce, or cold slaw.

Slice breast meat and serve alongside your favorite grilled summer vegetables, grilled summer fruits and a summer salad.

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2 Tablespoons: olive oil or canola oil
As needed: salt and pepper
As needed: vegetable cooking spray
1 - 3 to 3-1/2 pound: Bone-in Turkey Breast, thawed


1. Rub turkey with oil and season interior and exterior with salt and pepper.
2. Spray grill rack with vegetable cooking spray. Prepare grill for indirect heat cooking.
3. Place turkey breast, skin-side-up, on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion of breast reaches 170 degrees F. Remove turkey breast from grill, cover with foil and let stand 1/4 hour.