Grilled Turkey Breast with Lemon and Basil

Grilled Turkey Breast with Lemon and Basil

Discover the secret to moist and flavorful grilled turkey breast.

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2-pound boneless turkey breast half with untorn skin
small lemon, thinly sliced
fresh basil leaves
Olive or vegetable oil
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.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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.
Serve With
Enjoy with a tossed salad.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 225
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 70mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 31g;
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;
    • 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.