Texas Dry-Rub Slow-Grilled Turkey Breast

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Texas Dry-Rub Slow-Grilled Turkey BreastRecipe
This grilled turkey breast recipe uses indirect heat, wood chips, and a homemade dry rub to bring out a delicious smoky flavor. For more recipes like this, see our complete collection of grilling recipes.
8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces turkey)


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1 cup hickory wood chips
1 tablespoon Hungarian sweet paprika or paprika
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 (2-pound) skinned, boned turkey breast half
Cooking spray


Soak the wood chips in water 1 hour. Drain well.

Combine paprika and next 7 ingredients (paprika through cloves); rub turkey with spice mixture.

To prepare turkey for indirect grilling, preheat grill to medium-hot using both burners. After preheating, turn the left burner off (leave the right burner on). Place wood chips on hot coals. Place a disposable aluminum foil pan on briquettes on left side. Pour 2 cups water in pan. Coat grill rack with cooking spray; place on grill. Place turkey on grill rack covering left burner. Cover and grill for 1 hour and 50 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 180°, turning halfway during cooking time.

Created date

April 2002

Nutritional Information

Calories 139
Caloriesfromfat 19 %
Fat 2.9 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 0.5 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 24.8 g
Carbohydrate 1.8 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 347 mg
Calcium 21 mg