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Grilled Turkey
Grilled Turkey

Grilled Turkey

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Cook Minutes 2 Hr 45 Min
Prep : 15 Min Cook: 2 Hr 30 Min
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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24 Servings
Original recipe yields 24 Servings
This tool adjusts ingredient amounts only, not method or nutrition information. Additional changes to equipment, baking times, etc. may be needed for recipe success.
1 frozen whole turkey (12 lb./5.4 kg), thawed
1/4 cup Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 cups water
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Step 1
Heat barbecue to medium-high heat.
Step 2
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.
Step 3
Brush turkey with dressing; season with salt and pepper. Place pan on grate of barbecue. Add water to pan, then close lid of barbecue.
Step 4
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.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 9 g
Saturated fat 2.5 g
13 %
Cholesterol 120 mg
Sodium 180 mg
8 %
Carbohydrate 0 g
Fibre 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 32 g
Vitamin A
2 %
Vitamin C
0 %
2 %
10 %
24 servings, 1/24 recipe (117 g) each
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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