Tender & Juicy Bacon-wrapped Grilled Turkey recipe
Grilled Turkey recipe? Yep! And not just any turkey, it's bacon-wrapped grilled turkey breasts.
This poor bird has an unfair reputation for being dry. It's only dry if it's not cooked properly.
While I always recommend using a flavored salt brine (click here to learn how to brine a turkey) it's not absolutely necessary with this recipe.
Just be sure to remove the grilled turkey when the internal temperature reaches 165F and cover with foil for 5 - 10 minutes before carving.
Serves: 2 - 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Indirect Heat: 400F - 450F
Note: consider soaking the breasts in a brine overnight, see link above.
Occasionally you'll find packaged breasts like the one in the picture, wrapped in a mesh to keep them together.
For this grilled turkey recipe we cut off the mesh.
Lay the bacon strips on your work surface and place the turkey breasts on top of the bacon.
Pull each end of the bacon strips up and over the turkey breasts.
If need be secure the strips to the turkey with toothpicks, just remember to remove the toothpicks after cooking and before serving.
If you have a roast rack for your BBQ it comes in very handy.
Otherwise it's ok to just set this bacon wrapped bird of paradise directly on the bbq grates over a pan of water.
Melt the butter (I use a small glass measuring cup and microwave) and stir in the garlic powder.
Place the turkey on the bbq and pour the butter-garlic mixture over the bacon.
Make sure you've a cooking thermometer inserted into the center of the meat and close the lid.
When it reaches this temperature remove from the grill and wrap in aluminum foil for 5 - 10 minutes before carving.
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