If you’re hosting a smaller Thanksgiving dinner, a Grilled Boneless Turkey Breast is a delicious option. It’s just the right size for dinner and leftovers.
Every year I roast at least a 20 pound turkey. We usually have around 14 people for dinner, so I want enough to feed everyone and, of course, I want to have enough for leftovers. This year, I got to thinking that not everyone has 14 people for dinner. Maybe you only have a few people for dinner or if you’re not hosting Thanksgiving, you may just want your own turkey leftovers.
Enter the grilled boneless turkey breast. Of course, you could roast a turkey breast in the oven, but slow cooking it on the grill gives it an amazing smoky flavor plus it turns out super juicy. We grilled our turkey on charcoal over indirect heat and it was absolutely out of this world.
To prep the turkey for the grill, we first rubbed it with olive oil and then rubbed in a spice mixture. We used traditional Thanksgiving spices including thyme, sage and rosemary, but you could mix it up and use whatever spices you like. Then the turkey spent about two hours on the grill cooking with indirect heat.
As I said, we used charcoal, so to keep the temperature steady, we had to add more charcoal periodically. If you’re grilling with gas, you’ll want to keep the temperature between 300-350 degrees and you’ll want to keep the burners under the turkey off.
The prep time includes time to heat the grill. The additional time is the time that the turkey needs to rest before slicing.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 34Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g
The prep time includes time to heat the grill.
The additional time is the time that the turkey needs to rest before slicing.