Grilling Times for Turkey, Duck and Goose Article - Allrecipes.com
Add a Comment

Grilling Times for Turkey, Duck, and Goose

Turkey, duck, and goose should be cooked to 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). Clear juices are not a good indicator of doneness. Depending on the age of the bird, the juices might not run clear until the bird is overcooked.

Turkey

CutMethodHeatTimeInternal Temp. (minimum)
Whole Turkey----------------
8 to 12 poundsIndirectMedium2 to 3 hours180 F (80 C)
12 to 16 poundsIndirectMedium3 to 4 hours180 F (80 C)
16 to 24 pounds NOT RECOMMENDED
Breasts----------------
6 to 8 ounces Direct High10 - 15 min./side180 F (80 C)
Thighs and Drumsticks----------------
8 to 16 ounces Direct High 10 - 15 min./side 180 F (80 C)
Boneless Turkey Roll----------------
2 to 5 poundsIndirectMedium 1 1/2 to 2 hours180 F (80 C)
5 to 10 poundsIndirectMedium2 to 3 1/2 hours180 F (80 C)

Duck or Goose

CutMethodHeatTimeInternal Temp. (minimum)
Whole Duckling----------------
4 1/2 poundsIndirectMedium 2 1/2 hours165 F (75 C)
Quartered DucklingIndirectMedium85 min. 165 F (75 C)
Whole Goose-----------------
8 to 12 poundsIndirectMedium 18 to 20 min./pound 165 F (75 C)

Comments
Nov. 6, 2009 2:56 pm
Looking for store bought frozen grilled duck recipes. For a 5 lb. duck, I am going to take and split in half. Any recipes will be helpful. Thanks, Tom J
 
crazy48kids 
Nov. 19, 2012 5:48 pm
160 and well covered to hold in the heat. :)
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Labor of Love
Labor of Love

End summer with a bang with festive Labor Day recipes.

Healthier Lunches for Kids
Healthier Lunches for Kids

Send them to school with good-for-you food that’s tasty, too.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Related Videos

Top 10 Grilling Tips

Get the top tips for working the grill, any time of year.

How to Brine a Turkey

Discover the surprisingly simple secret to juicy, flavorful turkey.

How to Thaw a Turkey

Watch the correct, safe ways to thaw your frozen turkey.

Most Popular Blogs

Read our allrecipes.com blog

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States