Turkey on the Grill

Turkey on the Grill

Progresso® chicken broth provides a simple addition to lemon garlicky marinade fused into whole turkey. Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner!

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

12:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12 to 14

servings

Lemon-Garlic Marinade
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
Turkey
12-lb whole turkey, thawed if frozen
1
poultry or meat injector
2
tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  1. In blender, place all marinade ingredients. Cover and blend until smooth. If turkey has plastic leg holder, remove and discard before grilling. Inject marinade into turkey, following the directions that came with the injector. (Or pour marinade over turkey on large tray with 1-inch sides or in large glass dish.)
  2. Sprinkle Cajun seasoning inside cavity and over outside of turkey. Fasten neck skin to back of turkey with skewer. Fold wings across back of turkey so tips are touching. Tuck legs under band of skin at tail. Place turkey on large tray with 1-inch sides or in large glass dish. Cover and refrigerate 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 digital oven-cord 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. Cover and grill over medium heat 3 to 4 hours or until thermometer reads 1865°F and drumsticks move easily when lifted or twisted. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.
Makes 12 to 14 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 430
    • (Calories from Fat 200),
  • Total Fat 22g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 155mg;
  • Sodium 360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 56g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 8 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.