Grilled Turkey Breasts

The Best Grilled Turkey Breasts Marinated in Garlic, Soy, and Ginger

  • Author: Roz Corieri Paige | La Bella Vita Cucina | Iowa State Fair Cookbook
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 3 people 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American



  • 2 Tbsp. freshly-squeezed lemon juiceĀ 
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry (or red wine)
  • 2 Tbsp. minced onion
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1/3 garlic powder
  • 1 lb. turkey tenderloin breasts (usually this is about 3 nice sized breasts)


  1. Wash your hands thoroughly when preparing poultry.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the marinade ingredients.
  3. Pour the marinade into a plastic self-sealing freezer storage bag (or forget the plastic and place in a glass container with a glass lid).
  4. Add the turkey breasts and seal the bag or container shut.
  5. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 2 hours.
  6. Remove the turkey breasts from the marinade and grill on direct heat for 5 – 6 minutes on each side, or until a meat thermometer registers 170 F degrees, and the turkey is no longer pink inside.
  7. Discard the marinade.
  8. Serve immediately while hot with your favorite side dishes!