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Grilled Turkey

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24 servings, 1/24 recipe (117 g) each

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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  • Heat barbecue to medium-high heat.
  • Remove neck and giblets from turkey. Pat turkey dry with paper towels. Tuck wings under the back, then place turkey, breast side up, on roasting rack in large disposable aluminum foil pan.
  • Brush turkey with dressing; season with salt and pepper. Place pan on grate of barbecue. Add water to pan, then close lid of barbecue.
  • Grill turkey 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until done, adding more water to pan as needed to prevent drippings from burning and to have enough liquid remaining in the pan after turkey is cooked for use in making gravy. Remove turkey from barbecue; let stand 15 to 20 min. before carving. Meanwhile, use pan drippings to make gravy, if desired.

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 lb. (1.8 kg) of turkey.

Special Extra

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


A 12-lb./5.4-kg turkey takes about 2-1/2 hours to cook on the barbecue. 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.

Food Facts

The turkey is done when a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast and 1 thigh registers 165°F.


  • 24 servings, 1/24 recipe (117 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings, 1/24 recipe (117 g) each
Calories 220
% Daily Value
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 180mg
Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 10 %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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