Grilled Honey-Dijon Brined Turkey Breast

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

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 14 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

11
cups cold water
1
cup honey
1/2
cup Dijon mustard
1/3
cup salt
1
bone-in whole turkey breast (5 to 6 lb), thawed if frozen
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1
teaspoon ground mustard
1
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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
145mg
145%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
54g
54%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
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.