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Grilled Teriyaki Turkey

This recipe for Grilled Teriyaki Turkey is delicious, light, and refreshing. Serve with pineapple and slaw to complete the meal.

Grilled Teriyaki Turkey on a plate with coleslaw and pineapple chunks

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How To Make Grilled Teriyaki Turkey

For this terrific grilled turkey recipe, you need the following ingredients:

  • 4 Honeysuckle White turkey breast cutlets approximately 1/2″ thick
  • ½ cup light soy sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 – 6 ounce can pineapple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger juice or freshly grated ginger
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic pressed
package of turkey cutlets

Start by making a light marinade.  It keeps the meat moist and tender.  I let the meat marinate for 1-2 hours.  

While the turkey is marinating, you can make a simple Asian Ginger Coleslaw to complement the meat.   (To simplify side dish prep time, a bag of pre-cut coleslaw mix + a bottle of pre-made Asian Coleslaw dressing = more time to enjoy with friends and family.)  Cubes of pineapple round out this simple and delicious meal.

Marinating Turkey

About 20 minutes before serving, preheat your grill to medium-high heat.  Grill the turkey cutlets for approximately 5 minutes on each side until they are thoroughly cooked.

turkey cutlets on the Grill

If you like teriyaki sauce, place 3/4 cups of the reserved marinade in a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.  Blend  1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of cold water.  Mix until there are no lumps.  Add the cornstarch mixture to the heated marinade and stir until thickened.

plate with grilled turkey, coleslaw, and pineapple

Grilled Teriyaki Turkey

Grilled Teriyaki Turkey is delicious, light, and refreshing. Serve with pineapple and slaw to complete the meal.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Additional Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 348 kcal


  • 4 Honeysuckle White turkey breast cutlets approximately 1/2″ thick
  • ½ cup light soy sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 – 6 ounce can pineapple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger juice or freshly grated ginger
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic pressed


  • Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, olive oil, ginger, and garlic in a large bowl and mix well. Remove and reserve 1 cup for later.
  • Add turkey cutlets to bowl, add one cup of marinade, and allow to marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill on one side for 5 minutes. Turn once and baste with reserved marinade. Cook for another 5 minutes or until done (internal temperature should be at least 170 degrees and meat should no longer be pink).


Serving: 1Calories: 348kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 35gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 2290mgSugar: 27g
Keyword Teriyaki, turkey
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Teriyaki Turkey on a plate

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