Dilly Barbecued Turkey

Total Time: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 50 min. + standing´╝îMakes: 12 servings

This is one of my brother-in-law’s special cookout recipes. The onions, garlic and herbs in the marinade make a tasty, tender turkey, and the tempting aroma prompts the family to gather around the grill.
—Sue Walker, Greentown, Indiana


  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons fresh minced dill or 4 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bone-in turkey breast halves (2-1/2 to 3 pounds each)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Pour half of mixture into a shallow dish. Add turkey and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 6-8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining mixture.
  2. Drain turkey, discarding marinade. Grill turkey, covered, over medium-hot heat, basting occasionally with reserved mixture, 50-65 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170┬░. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.


4 ounces cooked turkey: 198 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 271mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.

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