Citrus Grilled Turkey Breast

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Preparation time: 90 minutes
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Cook time: 30 minutes
Citrus Grilled Turkey Breast


1 1 turkey breast
2 2 Juice of oranges
2 2 Juice of lemons
1 1 Zest of orange
1 Zest of lemon
4 4 cloves garlic, minced
30 ml 2 tbsp olive oil
15 ml 1 tbsp honey
5 ml 1 tsp paprika
5 ml 1 tsp salt
2 ml 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 ml 1/2 tsp dried thyme


  • In a bowl, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, zest of orange and lemon, garlic, olive oil, honey, paprika, salt, black pepper and dried thyme.
  • Place turkey breast in a dish and pour marinade over top ensuring turkey is well coated. Cover dish with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes but ideally for several hours.
  • Preheat BBQ to medium high.
  • Place turkey breast on BBQ and reserve remaining marinade to baste the meat while cooking.
  • Grill the turkey breast for 10 to 15 minutes on each side, turning regularly and brushing with marinade to add flavour and keep the meat moist.
  • Continue cooking another 10 to 15 minutes to make sure the marinade is cooked thoroughly. Cook turkey breast until well browned. Check for doneness by inserting a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the breast. Internal temperature should be at least 75°C.
  • Once the meat is cooked, let rest a few minutes before slicing.
  • Serve the turkey breast with grilled vegetables.

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