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Grilled Lemon-Garlic Turkey

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 12 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12

1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
whole turkey (12 lb), thawed if frozen
2
tablespoons Cajun seasoning

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 To make marinade, in blender, place all ingredients except turkey and Cajun seasoning. Cover and blend until smooth. Using meat injector, fill injector container to 1-ounce line. Inject marinade into turkey breasts, thighs and legs, every 1 to 2 inches, pushing plunger down slowly. Refill container and continue to inject turkey until marinade is used. (Or pour marinade over turkey in large glass dish.)
  • 2 Sprinkle Cajun seasoning inside cavity and over outside of turkey. Fasten neck skin to back with skewer. Fold wings across back with tips touching. Tuck drumsticks under band of skin at tail. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 Insert barbecue meat thermometer in turkey so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh muscle and does not touch bone.
  • 5 Place turkey, breast side up, over drip pan or over unheated side of gas grill and 4 to 6 inches from medium heat. Cover and grill 3 to 4 hours or until thermometer reads 180°F and legs move easily when lifted or twisted. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Whole turkey grilled as in this recipe will appear slightly pink when done; be sure to grill it until 180°F.

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, pack the meat in single-serve containers and freeze for labor-saving lunches.

Purchase frozen turkeys when they’re on sale to use for special-occasion barbecues. Keep frozen up to 1 year.

Purchased marinade can save time. You'll need about 1 1/2 cups.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
415
(
Calories from Fat
190 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21 g
21 %
(Saturated Fat
6 g,
6 %
),
Cholesterol
155 mg
155 %;
Sodium
310 mg
310 %;
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
1 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
56 g
56 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
8 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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