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Grilled Turkey Breast Dry Rub and Butter Injection

A dry rub and butter injection recipe for a grilled turkey breast.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours


For the injection

  • • 1 tsp popcorn salt
  • • 1 stick of butter unsalted or salted is fine
  • • 1 T chili powder

For the Dry Rub

  • • 1 T salt
  • • 1 T pepper
  • • 1 T parsley
  • • 1 T onion flakes
  • • 1 T red pepper


  • 1.Place butter, salt and chili powder in a microwave safe bowl.
  • 2.Microwave 10 seconds on, 10 seconds off until the butter is melted.
  • 3.Pour the melted butter mix into a turkey injector.
  • 4.Inject the turkey in the breast at least 7-8 times. Try to go vertical and horizontal. Inject slowly so the butter doesn't squirt out.
  • 1.Assemble dry rub ingredients.
  • 2.Mix together.
  • 3.Generously apply to a turkey on top of and under the skin (if possible).


The cook times above are dependent on a lot of things and might be different for you. The dry rub was created by Steven Raichlen.
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