If you ask us, the only way to enjoy Turkey Day is by bringing as many foods as possible to the grill, especially the main course! Grilling makes the turkey crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. Use these 7 tips to master the art of turkey grilling and impress your guests on the big day!
Cowboys 7 Tips for Grilling Your Thanksgiving Turkey
1. When buying your turkey, consider the size of your grill and what turkey will fit in it best. A broader and flatter turkey typically fits in the average grill best. Make sure there is room for an inch of space in between the turkey and the grill
2. To reduce sticking, apply a thin coat of vegetable oil to the unheated grilling rack and the outer layer of the turkey
3. Keep the turkey covered as much as possible to achieve evenly circulated heat
4. Cook the turkey for 11 to 13 minutes per pound. Turkeys weighing 16 pounds or less are the best for grilling!
5. Use a food thermometer to monitor the turkey’s internal temperature. Cook until the thickest part of the thigh, not touching bone, reaches 180 degrees
6. If using a sauce, do not put on turkey until the last 10-15 minutes of grilling
7. For added flavor, use Cowboy Hickory Wood Chips!
Need a recipe? Find our delicious Slow-Smoked Turkey recipe here!
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