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Lemon-Herb Grilled Turkey

lemon-herb grilled turkey Entree
Lemon-Herb Grilled Turkey
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

Grilled turkey fused with citrus and herbs is a tender, juicy holiday treat! Perfect Thanksgiving dinner! MORE+ LESS-

Updated October 30, 2013

Ingredients

10- to 12-pound turkey, thawed if frozen
Salt and pepper, if desired
1
large onion, cut into eighths
2
small lemons, cut into fourths
Vegetable oil
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon ground thyme

Steps

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  • 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.
  • 2
    Rub cavity of turkey with salt and pepper; place onion and lemons in cavity. Brush oil over turkey. Insert barbecue meat thermometer so tip is in the thickest part of inside thigh muscle and does not touch bone.
  • 3
    Mix butter and thyme; brush over turkey. Cover and grill turkey, breast side up, over drip pan or over unheated side of gas grill and 5 to 6 inches from medium heat 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes or until thermometer reads 165° and drumsticks move easily when lifted or twisted. If using charcoal grill, add about 15 briquettes every hour. Let turkey stand 15 minutes. Remove onion and lemons before carving.

  • A whole turkey keeps frozen up to 1 year. Purchase when on sale and save for a special-occasion barbecue.
  • Whole turkey grilled as in this recipe will appear slightly pink when done; be sure to grill it until the internal temperature reaches180°.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
345
Calories from Fat
155
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
Saturated Fat
5g
Cholesterol
140mg
Sodium
320mg
Total Carbohydrate
0g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
48g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
12%
12%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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