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Grilled turkey is delicious, and it frees up the oven for equally important yums - like pie! Our recipes will guide you through the best turkey grilling methods and introduce you to new and exciting flavor possibilities!

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By polledl

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (9 Votes)
Apple-Grilled Turkey with Cider Gravy 1 Picture
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Servings 10
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 145

  • 2 cups applewood chips, divided
  • 1 (12-pound) fresh or frozen turkey, thawed
  • 2 cups onion, chopped (about 1 medium)
  • 2 cups Granny Smith apple, chopped (about 1)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle hard apple cider
  • 3 cups Make-Ahead Gravy

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Apples are the perfect fruit for fall, so serve up this Apple-Grilled Turkey with Cider Gravy at Thanksgiving

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Grilling a turkey is ideal when you want powerful flavors and little prep

  • 1 (12- to 14-pound) turkey, neck and giblets removed and reserved for gravy
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large disposable aluminum roasting pan (if using charcoal) or 2 disposable aluminum pie plates (if using gas)
4.4/5 (29 Votes)

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If you're lucky enough to spend Thanksgiving in nice weather, grilling a turkey is a great way to grill up somethin...

  • 1 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 fresh turkey (12 pounds)
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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While grilling a turkey already gives it amazing flavors, adding onion and red wine gives it an amazing boost in fl...

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 (12-pound) whole turkey
4.1/5 (7 Votes)

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Grill-Roasted Turkey is great way to change up your Thanksgiving turkey

  • 1 (12 to 14 pound) turkey, giblets and neck removed, brined, room temperature for 1 hour
  • 1 apple, cored, quartered
  • 1 orange, quartered
  • 1 red onion, peeled, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Special equipment: A charcoal chimney; 2 cups wood chips, soaked in water for at least 2 hours (optional)
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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Tired of the same old oven roasted turkey? Try this scrumptiously grilled, moist and tender Mesquite Grilled Turkey...

  • 1 (12 to 14 pound) fresh whole turkey
  • 2 gallons plus 1 cup water, divided
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 bunch fresh marjoram sprigs or 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme sprigs or 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 10 to 12 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Give your grilled turkey an extra kick with a delicious citrus marinade made from oranges

  • CITRUS MARINADE:
  • 4 tangerines, clementines, or oranges
  • 1 head garlic, halved
  • 1 red Thai bird chili, chopped (optional)
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (12 to 14 pound) free-range, organic turkey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Brown Sugar Grilled Turkey Breast is the perfect way to enjoy delicious turkey without having to cook a whole bird

  • BROWN SUGAR RUB:
  • 1 (4- to 6-pound) whole bone-in turkey breast, with skin, split into halves
  • 4 quarts water
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 or 5 bay leaves
  • Brown sugar rub
  • 2 cups apple wood or hickory wood chips
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon each salt and chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon each dry mustard and smoked paprika.
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Grilled Turkey Breast is a great option when you want a small Thanksgiving feast without lots of leftovers

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 turkey cutlets
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Looking for a quicker recipe for turkey that still tastes delicious? These spice rubbed grilled turkey tenderloins ...

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 pounds turkey tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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Grill up your Thanksgiving turkey and season with caramelized onion, black pepper and vinegar to give it even more ...

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 2 medium red onions, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups turkey or chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black peppercorns, plus freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 1⁄4 turkey breast, cut into 4" pieces and pounded into 1⁄6–thick medallions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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Grilled Turkey & Strawberry Salad is the perfect way to make a delicious salad that won't leave you bored! You coul...

  • 1 (1 3/4-pound) boneless turkey breast half
  • 1 recipe lemon-pepper rub
  • 4 slices pancetta
  • 1 (5-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
  • 6 ounces dried cavatappi or gemelli pasta
  • 1 large yellow sweet pepper, seeded and cut into bite-size strips
  • 1 recipe strawberry-sherry vinaigrette
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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Grilled Turkey, Apple & Cheddar Sandwiches is the perfect way to enjoy turkey after Thanksgiving

  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, grated
  • 8 slices multigrain bread
  • 8 teaspoons mango chutney
  • 4 sliced sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces sliced turkey
  • Cooking spray or softened butter
4.5/5 (2 Votes)

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If you're looking for an alternative to a traditional Thanksgiving turkey, this grilled turkey piccata is a delicio...

  • 2 lemons
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 1/2-inch-thick turkey breast tenderloin steaks (about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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Marinated Grilled Turkey Breast is the perfectly simple recipe to make your Thanksgiving stress-free! Don't forget

  • 1 (2- to 3-pound) turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
4/5 (1 Votes)

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