Grilled Chile-Lime Turkey Breast

A succulent, juicy grilled turkey breast with great zesty ancho flavor and crispy skin.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
1 5-pound turkey breast


  • 2 dried ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded

  • 2 dried pasilla chile peppers, stemmed and seeded

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 1 (5 pound) boneless turkey breast


  1. Blend ancho chiles, pasilla chiles, cumin, onion, salt, and pepper together using a spice or coffee grinder into a fine powder. Pour spice blend into a bowl and stir in brown sugar.

  2. Squeeze lime juice over turkey and rub with spice blend. Let marinate for about 1 hour.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Reduce grill temperature to medium. Remove turkey from marinade, reserve any excess for basting. Sear turkey breast on the preheated grill, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

  5. Turn 1/2 of the grill burners off. Roast breast on the grill for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn turkey over and baste with reserved marinade; cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 15 to 20 minutes more. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
8g Fat
3g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 239mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 355mg 8%

* 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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