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Ever experience that puzzled look when choosing what turkey breast to get in a butchers shop, but couldn’t figure out what to make out of it? To be honest chicken breasts are hard enough to work with, because of how dry and chewy they taste when baked or roasted, and naturally you’d fear that your turkey breast would meet the same fate. Dry, chewy pieces of turkey meat that just tickles your throat in all the wrong ways. Well fortunately I’m here to eliminate those problems, and fears, don’t fret.

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What Is A London Broil?

Do not be deceived by its name, for London broil is actually a North American terminology used to describe the process of cooking the meat. A London broil involves marinating the meat for several hours then placed in a high heat set oven broiler or an outdoor grill. In this case we’ll be using turkey breast in our recipe because when cooked right we can really extract the tender flavourful juiciness of this meat. So what is a turkey London broil? It’s the breast without the skin, usually known as flank or top round steak. The great thing about a turkey London broil is that you don’t have to marinate the meat for ages. Instead you’ll be rubbing a large boneless, skinless breast of turkey with butter, salt and pepper, and perhaps a few dried herbs as well.

Is One Turkey Breast Enough?

Turkey breasts are the thick heavier versions of your average chicken breast, they barely shrink when cooking, and can serve several portions. Turkey has little to no fat content and can dry out quickly if not cooked properly, which is why marinades and brines are all savoury elements to push flavours into the meat, not eliminating gravies and sauces which add a wonderful velvety texture.

Once the turkey breast has cooked allow it to settle for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing, making sure that you carve it against the grain using a long sharp knife, this will easily give you 6 to 8 servings plus leftovers.

Can You Cook a Turkey London Broil On a Grill or an Oven?

You can cook this pleasant hunk of meat on a grill outdoors, especially if you’re trying to go with a barbeque vibe. Marinate the turkey as you would, then season it wit salt and black pepper, and grill the meat on each side for 8 minutes.

Broilers are placed in different positions in different ovens, in some cases the heater box is located at the top of the oven, whilst in other ovens its located in the lower part of the oven. The broiling trays look like a box under the oven, and if you want to preheat the broiler then you should first heat the oven, then turn on the broiler for at least five minutes before cooking.

Turkey London Broil Recipe

Here’s an epic dinner that you and your family will undoubtedly love, with thick, juicy, succulent turkey breast much different from the usual, dry chicken breast. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Boneless turkey breast – 3 pounds
  • Olive oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Garlic cloves – 4 chopped
  • Onion – 1 chopped
  • Dry oregano – 1 tablespoon
  • Dry thyme – 1 teaspoon
  • White pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Dry rosemary – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – 2 tablespoon
  • Fresh sage leaves – 3


  • Step 1:

Blend Garlic, onion, dry oregano, dry thyme, white pepper and dry rosemary until they become a puree.

  • Step 2:

Place the turkey breast into a medium bowl and cut a small hole with a knife so that the puree can get inside the meat. Roll the herbs by hand over the turkey breast evenly.

  • Step 3:

Wrap the bowl loosely in plastic and place the turkey in the fridge for 2 hours to marinate, its worth mentioning that the longer you marinate the chicken, the softer and gravy-like it’ll be when you’re ready to grab it.

  • Step 4:

Place the foil on a shallow baking dish and preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and when the temperature reaches 375 degrees, turn off the oven and turn on the broiler.

  • Step 5:

Place the turkey in the middle of the oven and cook for 5 minutes, achieving a pleasant earthy brown colour on top.

  • Step 6:

Flip the breast over and cook the opposite side for five more minutes, and watch the meat carefully so that you can avoid it burning.

  • Step 7:

Turn off the broiler and turn the oven back on to 375 degrees, broil the turkey in the oven for exactly 20 minutes, taking care that the turkey does not burn during this phase.

  • Step 8:

Turn the oven off, and turn the turkey over, allowing it to cook in the heated oven for another 20 minutes.

  • Step 9:

Check the internal temperature of the turkey breast, once it has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit, it is ready.

  • Step 10:

Before cutting the turkey, remove it from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes, then add fresh sage leaves and lemon juice to the meat.

  • Step 11:

You can serve this delicious turkey London broil with roasted garlic, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, white sauce, French fries, or fresh green salad, which you’ll most certainly love!

Now That We’re Done

Perhaps you’d like to cook turkey London broil out in the open on a very hot grill, or maybe you’d make a London broil with another type of meat, I’m sure whatever you choose the outcome will be impeccable!


How Long Does It Take To Cook a Turkey London Broil on The Grill?

When planning to cook your turkey London broil on the grill, grill the turkey for 8 minutes on each side, so a total of 16 minutes should be the ideal time it takes for the turkey breast to have cooked through.

How Long Does It Take To Broil a Turkey

Once you turn on the oven’s broiler, you should leave the turkey in the oven to broil for 60 minutes.

What Should The Internal Temperature of a Turkey London Broil Be?

Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the turkey breast, and if it shows 165 degrees Fahrenheit, then the meat is cooked.

What Temperature Should I Broil Turkey?

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit then drop the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit after you’ve put the turkey in the oven.