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Grilled Turkey Breast with Cajun Seasoning.

Cajun Grilled Turkey Breast Recipe

Grilled Cajun Turkey Breast with a savory and spicy finish. Add butter just under the skin for more flavor and moisture. A great Thanksgiving recipe for a small crowd or as alternative to a large turkey.
Course Entree, Holiday, Thanksgiving
Cuisine American, barbecue, Grilled/Smoked Meat, Thanksgiving
Keyword cajun seasoning, grilled turkey breast, how to grill turkey breast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Calories 70kcal
Cost $15.00


  • 1 3-4 pound turkey breast roast (should be two breasts)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¼ cup Cajun seasoning, plus 1 teaspoon for butter


  • Prepare grill for direct/indirect (or two-zone cooking). Target 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the cooking chamber.
  • Place 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning in the butter and mix. Using your fingers, slowly separate the skin from the meat on each breast to make a pocket. Add the butter into the pocket and press down to make smooth. Finish seasoning the rest of the breast with the 1/4 cup of Cajun rub.
  • Place the seasoned turkey breast over the direct heat skin side down. Grill 6 - 8 minutes or until the skin shows a little browning. Flip and grill the other side of the turkey for 4 - 6 minutes. Once a little browning occurs, move to indirect side of heat.
  • Continue grilling turkey breast over indirect heat until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the breast reads between 160 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit using an instant read thermometer. This should take between 30 - 45 minutes depending on the size of the breast.
  • Remove the breast from the grill, and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve with your favorite sides.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3500IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg