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Citrus grilled turkey breast with a few pieces cut laying on a plate next to some sliced limes, oranges, and a jalapeƱo.
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Spicy Grilled Citrus Turkey Breast (Paleo)

An easy marinated and grilled turkey, this Spicy Grilled Citrus Turkey Breast cooks in 1 hour and is perfect for your small holiday gatherings. Whole30, paleo, and gluten free!
Course Main Course
Keyword Spicy Grilled Citrus Turkey Breast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Marinate Time 4 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Calories 218kcal
Author Kelly


  • 4 pound turkey breast, boneless and skinless
  • 3 jalapenos, minced (take out seeds for less spice)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder, divided
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a medium size bowl, make the marinade. Add garlic, jalapenos, 1 tablespoon of cumin, oregano, and onion powder, pineapple juice, orange juice and zest, lime juice and zest, coconut aminos, and salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Place 1 cup of marinade in a plastic bag along with the turkey breast and place in the fridge for 4-6 hours
  • Once turkey is done marinating, removed from bag. In a small bowl mix together 1/2 tablespoon of cumin, oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Rub all over turkey breast.
  • Preheat grill to 350 degrees. Grill turkey for 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on thickness, until cooked through and reaches 165 degrees Fahreheit. Remove and let rest for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
  • While the turkey cooks, add remaining marinade to a small sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until it reaches a simmer. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until reaches your desired consistency. Serve overtop turkey if desired.


nutrition is for 1/16 of turkey breast


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sugar: 4g