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Turkey With Bourbon Sauce Recipe

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  • A lean turkey breast is perfect for a small, intimate dinner party. This bird is dressed up for Christmas in a glaze of orange juice and cranberry sauce, Chicken Grilling Blend and . . . bourbon, of course. A beautiful presentation for a quiet evening.
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 50 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 3


  • 5 tsp Chicken Grilling Blend
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves
  • 16 oz can whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 lb lean boneless turkey breast or turkey London broil
  • 6 oz can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed


  1. Put everything but the turkey and cranberries in a food processor.
  2. Whiz until the garlic and rosemary are chopped.
  3. Pour into a big zippered bag, setting aside 1/4 cup of the marinade to use as a baste.
  4. Add the turkey to the bag; seal and refrigerate for a couple hours (or overnight for more flavor).
  5. Fire up the grill, preferably charcoal, to medium.
  6. When the grill rack is hot, put the bird on the grill and put the lid down (with all vents open).
  7. Grill, turning and basting with the reserved marinade a few times for 30 to 40 minutes total.
  8. It’s done when the meat is just slightly pink in the center and juices run clear (about 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer).
  9. Let rest on a cutting board 10 minutes so the juices can seep back into the meat.
  10. Thinly slice on the diagonal.
  11. Pour all remaining marinade and half the can of cranberries into a pan (or use the whole can if you prefer a sweeter sauce).
  12. Cook over medium heat until hot and thick, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  13. Serve with the turkey.