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Grilled Jerk Turkey

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jan. 13, 2023
Moist and seasoned with ginger, Caribbean jerk spices and jalapeno pepper, this simple grilled entrée is more tangy than hot and spicy. It's wonderful for backyard barbecues. Diane Halferty - Corpus Christi, Texas


  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (20 ounces) turkey breast tenderloins


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large shallow dish; add turkey.Turn to coat; cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain and discard marinade from the turkey. Lightly oil the grill rack. Grill turkey, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 7-10 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Cut into slices.
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked turkey: 195 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 481mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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