Grilled Turkey

4.1
(21) 13 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
3
hr.
5
min.
Servings

24 servings

Turkey on the grill? You bet! Go out and get a 12-pounder and we'll take you through the recipe step by step.

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Remove neck and giblets from turkey. Rinse outside of turkey as well as inside the cavity; pat dry with paper towels. Tuck the wings under the back. Place turkey, breast side up, on roasting rack in large disposable aluminum foil pan.
  • Rub outside of turkey with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with herbs. Place pan on grate of grill. Add water to pan, then close the lid of the grill.
  • Grill turkey 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 180°F when inserted in the thickest part of the thigh and 170°F when inserted in the thickest part of the breast, adding additional water to the pan as needed to prevent the drippings from burning and to have enough liquid remaining in the pan after turkey is cooked for use in making gravy. Remove turkey from grill; let stand 15 to 20 minutes before carving. Meanwhile, use pan drippings to make gravy, if desired.
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Keeping it Safe

Thaw turkey completely before grilling. To thaw, place turkey on tray in refrigerator. Refrigerate until thawed, allowing 24 hours of thawing time for every 4 pounds of turkey.

Special Extra

For extra flavor, stuff the turkey cavity with a peeled onion, celery stalks, lemon slices and/or fresh herb bundles before grilling.

A Quick Tip

A 12-lb. turkey takes about 2-1/2 hours to cook on the grill. Make sure that you have enough gas in the tank before the turkey is ready to be grilled. A full tank usually lasts about 18 hours.

Servings

  • 24 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 210
% Daily Value
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 125mg
Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 32g
   
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • mykhay3 |

    DELISH and EASY!!!my 1st time was SUCCESS! and I'll be preparing my T-daY turkey this way again this year, if you choose just add more spices for flavor...doesn't have to be textbook. I really loved this method and it frees my oven up for BAKING other dishes. happy holidays!

  • robertmaginnis |

    I added more chicken broth.6-8 cups .I also stuffed the Turkey with an onion and an apple.It turned out juicy the way i like it.

  • Donna55135 |

    My family did enjoy this turkey. I will make it again. There is only one thing you do have to remember to do and that is baste the turkey from time to time, as mine came out a little too dry as I didn't baste it enough.

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