Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's Wednesday, so What's Cooking? Turkey Breast on the Grill

The spring weather makes me think of easier ways to cook dinner. This week I'm sharing one of our favorite meals. It's easy, not expensive, and clean up is a breeze. Hope you enjoy it.:)

Turkey Breast on the Grill
Baked Potatoes on the Grill
Sautéed Broccoli
White Wine – Riesling

Turkey Breast on the Grill

1 leek - chopped
1 large onion - chopped
10 baby carrots - chopped
3 tomatoes - chopped
Turkey Breast
Bacon strips to cover breast
Chicken stock

Disposable pan
Cooking rack
Cookie sheet – for stability and to prevent pan from burning

Thaw turkey breast in refrigerator for at least one day. Dispose of packet inserted in breast. If not completely thawed, set in a large pot of cold water to complete. Rinse well.

This method is for a gas grill. Preheat grill, both burners, on medium for 15 minutes. Total cooking time is 2 to 3 hours.

Set disposable pan on cookies sheet. Insert cooking rack. Add chopped vegetables. Pat turkey skin dry then place on rack breast up. Lay bacon slices over breast to cover well. Pour in enough chicken broth to cover the pan bottom at least 1 inch. Cover the turkey and pan edges with aluminum foil, crimping the sides well.

Place pan in the middle of the grill. Close lid.

Check the liquid level every hour of roasting. Add water as needed.

Remove foil after 1 ½ hours to allow turkey to brown a bit.

Remove from heat when done. Allow to rest 15 minutes before carving.

Baked Potatoes on the Grill
1 russet potato per person
Olive oil
Aluminum foil
Sour cream

Wash and dry the potatoes. Rub a little olive oil over each potato to moisten the skin. Rip off aluminum foil square large enough to wrap each potato separately.

Place potatoes on upper shelf of grill or, if you have enough space, alongside the turkey pan. Grill for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Test if done by poking a potato with a toothpick. It should insert easily.

To serve, remove foil, slit potatoes open, press the sides together to allow potato to mound. Top with the butter, sour cream, chives, and pepper.

Sautéed Broccoli
1 fresh broccoli
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
1 glove garlic pressed
¼ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Cut broccoli segments from the stem. Discard stem.

Preheat a frying pan over medium heat. Pour in olive oil, then add butter. When the foam subsides, add the broccoli pieces, turning them to coat well with the oil and butter. You may need a little more oil. Be careful not to add too much.

Add the pressed garlic over the top of the broccoli. Sauté until just tender, about 6 minutes.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

I'll be back Friday with another writing tip. Until then...

Happy Eating!

Sloane Taylor


  1. *Gives recipe to hubby*

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I am craving baked potatoe now!

  3. Okay so now I need a grill. I don't have a patio but we live right across the street from a huge park and during the weekends I've seen people bring out their little grills and cook!! This sounds easy enough for John to do. Thanks

    1. My pleasure, Yasmine, and you're welcome. Our meat and potatoes John will enjoy how juicy this turkey is.

  4. Hi Sloane. Big Hello! (Its Cathie aka Caffey) Long time! I saw this up on FB and I love turkey and never knew a recipe for the grill and this is fab!! We never cook in, in the summer, so I'm going to try this, this weekend!

    Good to stop by! Cathie

    1. OMG, CATHIE!!!! It's great to see you again!!! Hope you're doing well.:) Please let me know what you think of this recipe after you prepare it.

  5. Mmmm Looks good, I'll try it this week!

    1. Hi C.K. Glad you dropped in. Glad you like the recipe. Please let me know how it works for you and if there's any way you'd improve it.