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Grilled Chile Citrus Turkey Breast - Recipe

A flavorful turkey breast that is rubbed with a thick sauce that helps it retain its moisture. Cooked on the grill or in the oven this turkey recipe gets a burst of flavor from the rub. Use our Turkey Breast Roasting Times to properly cook the turkey breast.
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Grilled Chile Citrus Turkey Breast Recipe
  • Place the poblano chiles in a small bowl and cover them with boiling water. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Place chiles in a colander to drain.
  • When cool enough to handle, cut the stems off and remove any seeds.
  • Put in blender.
  • Add lime and orange juices, garlic, onion and salt.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Save 3/4 to 1 cup of this sauce and put it in the refrigerator.
  • Rub turkey with remaining sauce, place on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Allow this to marinate for at least 2 hours.
  • If grilling, preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • Grill, covered, until a thermometer reaches 165° (1-1 1/2 hours) or roast in an oven covered at 400° for 1 hour and 20 minutes. These times are approximate depending on size of turkey.
  • Transfer to a cutting board, let sit for 15 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve with sauce on the side.
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
-3 pounds turkey breast or 1 bone in turkey breast (4-6 pounds)
-1 package of 5 dried poblano chiles - found in the mexican section of your local grocery store.
-3 tablespoons lime juice - fresh or purchased
-3 tablespoons orange juice
-5 cloves garlic
-1 small white onion, diced
-1 teaspoon coarse salt