Grilled Turkey Breast with Lemon and Basil

Discover the secret to moist and flavorful grilled turkey breast.


6 servings


2-pound boneless turkey breast half with untorn skin
1 small lemon, thinly sliced
10 fresh basil leaves
olive or vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning


If using charcoal grill, place drip pan directly under grilling area, and arrange coals around edge of firebox. Heat coals or gas grill for indirect heat. Loosen skin on turkey in 4 or 5 places. Carefully place lemon slices and basil leaves under skin. Rub turkey skin with oil; sprinkle with lemon-pepper seasoning. Insert barbecue meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of turkey.

Cover and grill turkey, skin side down, over drip pan or over unheated side of gas grill and 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 20 minutes; turn. Cover and grill 35 to 45 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 170°F (77°C) and juice of turkey is clear when center is cut.

Remove turkey from grill; cover with foil tent and let stand 10 minutes. Slice turkey.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Grill Time: 65 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes

Additional Information

Serve turkey at its juiciest. Cover the turkey with foil and let it rest a few minutes before slicing. This will prevent juices from running out.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 225 (Calories from Fat 100), Total Fat 11 g (Saturated Fat 3 g, Trans Fat ncg), Cholesterol 85 mg; Sodium 70 mg; Total Carbohydrate 0 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars ncg), Protein 31 g; Exchanges: 3 1/2 Lean Meat

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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