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BBQ Turkey Recipe
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BBQ Turkey

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"This is a great BBQ Turkey recipe. We almost never have any leftovers. This recipe can be used with almost any size bird."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 45 mins


  1. Preheat a gas grill for low heat.
  2. Rub some of the butter all over the turkey, inside and out, then rub all over with chicken base. Cut remaining butter into cubes and toss with onions, apples, and garlic in a large bowl. Stuff the bird with this mixture and place in a disposable aluminum roasting pan. Fold the turkey skin around the neck area to cover the hole and then turn the turkey over and pour wine into the opening at the other end until the turkey is full or the bottle is empty. Set the turkey breast side up.
  3. Place the roasting pan on the grill and cover loosely with aluminum foil. If you have a pop up timer or heat safe meat thermometer, insert it into the turkey breast. Close the lid.
  4. Roast until the temperature in the breast reads 170 degrees F (75 degrees C) and the temperature in the thickest part of the thigh reads 180 degrees C (80 degrees C), about 4 hours depending on the temperature of your grill. When the temperature is getting close, remove the aluminum foil covering the turkey and allow it to brown during the final minutes of cooking. If it starts to brown too much, just cover it back up. Allow the turkey to rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.
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Oct 14, 2009

I loved this recipe. Super easy and was so tasty. The meat was so moist and this was the best bbq turkey I have ever done. We used a tinfoil turkey pan and kept the lid on till the last 45 mins. We used charcoal hard wood chips and you could really taste it in the meat.

Nov 29, 2010

It was 2 degrees outside when I wanted to make my turkey so I baked it in my oven using a baking bag. The turkey was very moist and flavorful. I only needed half the stuffing for my 12 lb. turkey. Remember to add cooking time if you usually bake your turkeys unstuffed!


19 Ratings

Apr 06, 2010

This is a GREAT turkey! We love grilling and figured we'd try it for Thanksgiving! It was done almost 2 hours earlier than what the recipe said though. We did this again for Easter. Everyone loved it! We did cut done the amount of butter. You won't go wrong with this way of cooking a turkey!

May 23, 2011

Delicious, moist and fall-off-the-bone good. Followed the recipe exactly, but used a charcoal grill.

Nov 24, 2011

I'm only giving this recipe 4 out of 5 because the only thing I actually used this recipe for was for cooking directions. I have never BBQ'd a bird before and wanted to know the basics. The BBQ instructions worked beautifully and my turkey looked marvelous (and tasted marvelous too thanks to the brining treatment I gave it). Next year I will probably try the recipe in total and be able to give it a more comprehensive rating.

Dec 09, 2010

Very moist and delicious!! Everyone was skeptical, but ended up loving it. I will never cook a turkey in the oven again! Super easy too!

Nov 24, 2010

We used this recipe last year for our Thanksgiving and liked it so much, we are planning on doing it again. You can switch up the ingredients a little to your own liking, but what is listed worked great!

Nov 18, 2010



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  • Calories
  • 1294 kcal
  • 65%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 468 mg
  • 156%
  • Fat
  • 76.7 g
  • 118%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 117.7 g
  • 235%
  • Sodium
  • 1310 mg
  • 52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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