Return to Home Page Get a Catalog Search Enter Online Store

We made this recipe for one of our Wednesday lunches and it was a huge hit. If possible, set aside some of the meat so you can make our BBQ 3000 Turkey Soup.

  • 1 3-4 lb. half turkey breast, skin-on, bone-in (make 2 for a crowd or if you want leftovers for soup)
  • 3-4 tsp. canola oil
  • 3-4 tsp. BBQ 3000

Basting sauce:

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. canola oil

For oiling the grill:

  • 1/2 onion dipped in canola oil

Rinse the turkey breast and pat dry. Brush with oil on both sides, about 1 tsp. per pound. Sprinkle BBQ 3000 on both sides, skin-side last, so it is facing up, about 1 tsp. per pound. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 1 hour before grilling.

Allow 15 minutes per pound for time on the grill. Set up your grill for indirect heat. If using a charcoal grill, place a foil pan in the center to catch drips with hot coals to the sides. For a gas grill, heat up with both burners on for 15 minutes, and then shut off one side. Using a long handled BBQ fork, oil the heated grate with the half onion dipped in oil (only oil the area over center of foil pan, as oil may flare up over hot coals). This will keep the skin from sticking to the grill grate.

Mix together the vinegar and oil for the basting sauce and set aside. Place the turkey breast, skin-side down, over the foil pan for a charcoal grill, or the side that was shut off on a gas grill; cover, and let cook for 15 minutes. The skin will crisp and get nice grill marks. Turn, using dampened clean cloths, skin-side up. We've found this the easiest method to turn the large pieces over-tongs are awkward with heavier items plus they can rip the skin. Cover and cook for about 45 minutes. Lightly baste with the basting sauce every 15 minutes. Remove from the grill when a meat thermometer reads 160°. Grilling time should run about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach 160°.

Take the grilled turkey breast off the grill and place in a warming pan. Tent with foil and let stand at least 20 minutes-this locks in the juices before carving and gives the turkey time to reach 170°.

Prep. time: 20 minutes
Grilling time: 60 minutes
Resting time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8

BBQ 3000 2.5 oz. 1/2 cup jar

© 2008 Penzeys Spices. All rights reserved.