Thanksgiving dinner just got twisted in the tastiest way! Grilled Honey Dijon Turkey Breast is juicy, tender, and packed with savory flavor, made all the more so thanks to the grilling process. But each turkey breast is slathered in a tangy and sweet glaze that elevates the savoriness and will have you scraping the plate. Grilled Honey Dijon Turkey Breast is more flavorful than your average turkey dish, so it’s sure to put you in a festive mood!

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For the brine:

  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 turkey breast, skinless, deboned and cut in half

For the glaze:

  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


Step 1 -In a bowl, combine the salt, the brown sugar, the ginger, the black pepper, the cinnamon, the garlic, and the water.

Step 2 -Pour the brine into a plastic resealable bag.

Step 3 -Add the turkey breasts to the bag and massage until all of the meat is coated in the brine.

Step 4 -Allow the turkey to brine in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours and overnight.

Step 5 -In a small bowl add the honey, the chipotle chiles, the Dijon mustard, and the vinegar and whisk until combined. Set it aside.

Step 6 -Set the grill to medium heat if you are using a grill. If you are using a charcoal grill, use a grill thermometer to maintain the heat at 350 degrees F.

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Step 7 -Transfer the turkey from the refrigerator and discard​ the brine.

Step 8 -Pat the turkey halves dry and brush them evenly with some of the glaze.

Step 9 -Place the glazed turkey halves onto the grill and cook them for 25-30 minutes, turning once. Continually baste both sides of the turkey with some of the glaze during the cooking process, letting it caramelize before adding another layer of the glaze.

Step 10 -Cook until the turkey halves reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Step 11 -Transfer the turkey halves to a plate and let them rest for 5-10 minutes.

Step 12 -Slice and serve!