BBQ Turkey Breast with a Brown Sugar Rub and BBQ Sauce

This BBQ Turkey Breast with a Brown Sugar Rub and BBQ Sauce is a perfect summer dish! Easy, healthy and so delicious!




  • 1 turkey breast ((approx 2 lbs (see notes)))

BBQ Sauce:

  • your favourite BBQ sauce

Brown Sugar Rub:

  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 23 tbsp chili powder
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 2 racks of back ribs


Brown Sugar Rub:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt, brown sugar, chili powder and fresh ground pepper.

Prepare the Turkey Breast:

  1. Separate the fillet from the turkey breast. It should remove easily. We do this for ease of BBQ’ing.
  2. Generously rub the tops of both the turkey breast and the fillet with the rub. (as show in the photo above)

BBQ’ing the Turkey Breast:

  1. Preheat your BBQ to high, then, turn down the heat to low/medium.
  2. Add your turkey and roast over the low/medium heat for approximately 20 minutes, (10 minutes on each side), or until the internal temperature measures 165 degrees.  Note:  The fillet will take less time to roast because it is smaller.  It will likely be done in half the time.  Just check it by temperature for doneness.
  3. In the last few minutes, coat the top of the turkey with your favourite BBQ sauce. We like ours to be smothered!
  4. When the turkey is done, remove from heat and let rest under tin foil for a couple of minutes.

Serving the Turkey:

  1. When it is time to serve the turkey, cut the turkey into 3/4 inch slices, cut against the grain.
  2. Serve with cobs of corn, bread and a green vegetable!
  3. Enjoy!


1 (approx 2 lb) turkey breast will feed our family comfortably.