Grilled Turkey Breast with Lemon and Basil

Discover the secret to moist and flavorful grilled turkey breast.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2-pound boneless turkey breast half with untorn skin
1
small lemon, thinly sliced
10
fresh basil leaves
Olive or vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 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. Loosen skin on turkey in 4 or 5 places. Carefully place lemon slices and basil leaves under skin. Rub turkey skin with oil; sprinkle with lemon-pepper seasoning. Insert barbecue meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of turkey.
  • 2 Cover and grill turkey, skin side down, over drip pan or over unheated side of gas grill and 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 20 minutes; turn. Cover and grill 35 to 45 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 170°F and juice of turkey is clear when center is cut.
  • 3 Remove turkey from grill; cover with foil tent and let stand 10 minutes. Slice turkey.

Expert Tips

Serve turkey at its juiciest. Cover the turkey with foil and let it rest a few minutes before slicing. This will prevent juices from running out.

Enjoy with a tossed salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
225
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.