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Marinated Turkey Breast

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Although it’s Did you know that Wednesday I wanted to keep with our quick dishes post so today the quick meal is a marinated turkey breast. It’s so simple you don’t really have to do anything. Marinate the turkey breast, cook it on the grill or in the oven. No biggie.

Turkey is a hard one to get really great flavor and keep it moist. This always turns out perfect. It’s so moist and soooo flavorful. It’s just plain ol’ delicious. In fact we were thinking that a whole bird should be marinated for Thanksgiving this year.

Why Do You Marinate Meat?

Marinating, or soaking meat in sauce, or oil and spices, adds extra flavor to the meat.

Marinating also helps tenderize tougher meats.

Is Turkey Breast a Lean Meat?

Turkey is slightly leaner and has fewer calories than chicken.

Turkey is leaner than beef also.

Can You Freeze Cooked Turkey Breast?

As long as the turkey breast has been cooked thoroughly, it is safe to freeze.

Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and foil or store in a freezer bag.

Marinated Turkey Breast

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Marinated Turkey Breast

3.85 from 19 votes
Prep Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 4
This always turns out perfect. It's so moist and soooo flavorful. It's just plain ol' delicious.


Recipe from Allrecipes a while back

  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon basil finely chopped fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 pounds turkey breast halves, 3 pound boneless
  • 6 cloves whole
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, basil, and pepper.
  • Rub over the turkey breasts.
  • Insert one clove into each end of the turkey breasts, and one in the center.
  • In a large shallow dish, blend vegetable oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, and brown sugar.
  • Place the breasts in the dish, and turn to coat.
  • Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours
  • Preheat grill for high heat.
  • Lightly oil the grill grate.
  • Discard marinade, place turkey breasts on the grill. Close the lid, and grill turkey breasts about 15 minutes on each side, or to an internal temperature of 170 degrees or in the oven at 375 for 30-45 min or until 170 degrees internal temp.


cooked turkey will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
Nutrition Facts
Marinated Turkey Breast
Amount Per Serving (0.5 breast)
Calories 830 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 367mg122%
Sodium 2214mg96%
Potassium 1703mg49%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 148g296%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • This is so good! Thank you. This recipe saved me from dry and dull turkey breasts.

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    • We sure love it! Thanks Elaine!

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    • Thanks Kathy!

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  • I hope we get to share Thanksgiving with you. This looks delish!

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