Charcoal Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast

Published July 1, 2009. From Cook's Illustrated.

Why this recipe works:

Boneless turkey breast easily dries out on the grill. We wanted to ensure that this wouldn’t happen with our grill-roasted turkey breast recipe, so we sprinkled the meat with salt and arranged and tied the meat so it had an even thickness. Then we cooked the breast slowly on the cooler side of… read more

Boneless turkey breast easily dries out on the grill. We wanted to ensure that this wouldn’t happen with our grill-roasted turkey breast recipe, so we sprinkled the meat with salt and arranged and tied the meat so it had an even thickness. Then we cooked the breast slowly on the cooler side of the grill. A quick sear on the hotter side took care of the skin, giving our grill-roasted boneless turkey breast recipe its finishing touch.

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Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast

Notoriously dry turkey breast is tricky enough to roast indoors using the oven. So how do you keep it moist and tender on the grill?

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Serves 6 to 8

We prefer either a natural (unbrined) or kosher turkey breast for this recipe. Using a kosher turkey breast (rubbed with salt and rinsed during processing) or self-basting turkey breast (injected with salt and water) eliminates the need for salting in step 2. If the breast has a pop-up timer, remove it before cooking.

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