Grilled Honey-Dijon Brined Turkey Breast

Grilled Honey-Dijon Brined Turkey Breast

Mustard and honey give turkey a subtle sweet-tangy taste to grilled turkey breast.

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cups cold water
cup honey
cup Dijon mustard
cup salt
bone-in whole turkey breast (5 to 6 lb), thawed if frozen
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
teaspoon ground mustard
teaspoon garlic-pepper blend
  1. In 6-quart container or stockpot, stir water, honey, Dijon mustard and salt until honey and salt are dissolved. Add turkey breast to brine mixture. Cover; refrigerate at least 12 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  2. Heat gas or charcoal grill for indirect cooking as directed by manufacturer. Remove turkey from brine mixture; rinse thoroughly under cool running water and pat dry. Discard brine.
  3. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; brush over turkey. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer into turkey so tip is in thickest part of breast and does not touch bone.
  4. Place turkey on unheated side of 2-burner gas grill or over drip pan on charcoal grill. (If using one-burner gas grill, cook over low heat.) Cover grill; cook over medium heat 1 hour.
  5. Rotate turkey 1/2 turn; cook covered 45 to 60 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 165°F.
  6. Remove turkey from grill. Cover with foil; let stand 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
Makes 8 servings
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Did You Know?
Brining a turkey keeps the meat very moist during cooking.
The brine mixture adds salt and flavor to the turkey, so try to buy a turkey that hasn't been injected with saline solution. An injected turkey will work in this recipe, but it will taste a little saltier.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 400
    • (Calories from Fat 160),
  • Total Fat 18g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 145mg;
  • Sodium 460mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 54g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 7 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.