Grilled Whole Turkey


This is an easy way to cook a Thanksgiving turkey and free up your oven for other dishes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
1 to 12 - pound turkey


  • 12 pounds whole turkey

  • 2 cups water

  • 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon powder

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon chopped parsley

  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  1. Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect medium heat, and lightly oil grate. Rinse turkey, and pat dry.

  2. Place turkey breast side down on the prepared grill. Sear turkey on both sides until skin is golden to dark brown.

  3. In a large roasting pan, mix together the water, bouillon powder, garlic powder, onion powder, poultry seasoning, parsley, and paprika.

  4. Place turkey breast side down in the roasting pan. Scoop the pan mixture over the turkey. Cover tightly with foil and place on grill.

  5. Grill 3 to 4 hours, until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Remove turkey from grill and let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

461 Calories
21g Fat
1g Carbs
62g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 461
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 179mg 60%
Sodium 508mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 62g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 620mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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