Grilled Turkey Breast

Grill, meet turkey. In an unexpected flavor twist, traditional turkey breast hits the grates for a moist, smoky main dish. Cooked with wood chips and seasoned with McCormick thyme, sage, garlic powder and paprika, it’s a guaranteed holiday hit – for many celebrations to come.

Serves: 10
20 mins Prep time 1 hr 30 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
1 hr 30 mins Cook time
  • Soak wood chips in enough water to cover for about 30 minutes. Drain. Place about 1 cup of wood chips in center of each of 2 sheets of aluminum foil. Fold tightly to make 2 packets. Poke several holes with fork on both sides of packets to allow smoke to escape. Set aside.

  • Prepare grill for indirect medium heat (350°F to 375°F). Preheat grill by turning all burners to medium.

  • Mix butter, garlic, paprika, thyme, sage and salt in small bowl until well blended. Rub 1/2 of the mixture under skin of turkey. Rub remaining mixture over entire surface of turkey.

  • Turn off burner(s) on one side of grill. Place foil packets directly on grill rack over lit burner.

  • Place turkey, breast side up, directly on unlit side of grill. Close lid. Grill about 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through (internal temperature reaches 165°F). Remove pan from grill. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer turkey to platter or carving board to slice,

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: To keep the whole turkey breast upright while cooking on the grill, place an orange half underneath each side of the turkey breast.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 466Calories: 466Cholesterol: 170mg
  • Sodium: 485mgProtein: 48g
  • Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 0gCarbohydrate: 1g