Rotisserie Turkey Breast: Two Delicious Recipes for a Juicy and Flavorful Bird

Are you looking for a delicious and easy way to cook a turkey breast? Look no further than these two fantastic rotisserie turkey breast recipes! They’re perfect for a special occasion or a weeknight meal

Rotisserie Turkey Breast with Spice Rub (DadCooksDinner)

This recipe from DadCooksDinner features a flavorful spice rub that will give your turkey breast a delicious crust. The recipe also includes instructions for cooking the turkey on a rotisserie which will help to ensure that it is cooked evenly and to perfection.


  • 1 (6 to 7 pound) whole turkey breast
  • Spice Rub:
    • 2 tablespoons smoked Spanish paprika or sweet paprika
    • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
    • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
    • 4 teaspoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt or 2 teaspoons table salt


  1. In a small bowl, mix the paprika, coriander, cumin, black pepper, mustard powder, and salt. Rub 1 tablespoon of the spices in the big cavity. Work the skin loose from the breast, being careful not to tear it, and rub 1 tablespoon of spices directly on the breast meat, under the skin. Sprinkle the rest of the spices over the outside of the turkey.
  2. Set your grill up for rotisserie cooking at medium heat, roughly 350°F. If you are using a charcoal grill, add 16 unlit briquettes after an hour to keep the heat going.
  3. If there is loose skin on the turkey around the wings and the neck, trim it away. Skewer the turkey on your spit, running the prongs under the belly of the bird, so you don’t pierce the meat on the breast.
  4. Put the spit on the grill, start the rotisserie motor, and cook with the lid closed. It should take about 1 ½ hours to cook, depending on the size of the breast. It’s better to go by temperature, though – you want the breast at the thickest part to read 150°F to 155°; start checking after an hour of cooking.
  5. Remove the turkey from the spit and let rest for 15 minutes before carving. I like to cut the breast halves from the carcass, then slice them crosswise into ¼” thick slices for serving.


  • If you have time, dry brine the turkey breast with the spice rub: Rub with spices the night before, or up to 48 hours before cooking. Wrap the turkey in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until 2 hours before cooking.
  • Add rotisserie pan sweet potatoes to the drip pan for a quick and easy side dish. The spice rub is a great match with sweet potatoes; sprinkle a little on the sweet potatoes before you put them in the drip pan.
  • As mentioned in the head note, the key is to cook the breast to 150°F – turkey breast is so lean, that it goes from juicy to terribly dry if it is slightly overcooked. An instant read thermometer is absolutely necessary.

Rotisserie Style Boneless Turkey Breast (Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen)

This recipe from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen is a great option if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to cook a boneless turkey breast. The recipe uses a rotisserie seasoning blend to give the turkey a delicious flavor, and it can be cooked in the oven or on a rotisserie.


  • 1 3-pound boneless turkey breast
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the following dry seasonings in a small bowl: paprika, thyme, garlic and onion powder, kosher salt, white and cayenne pepper; then add the oil and mix well.
  3. Brush the oil on top of your turkey; then bake for approximately 1 ¾ to 2 hours or until a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees F.


  • Whole turkey or chicken can be substituted for the boneless turkey. Cooking times will vary accordingly.
  • This recipe is also great for making turkey sandwiches for the rest of the week. Just add bread, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

No matter which recipe you choose, you’re sure to enjoy a delicious and juicy rotisserie turkey breast!

How to Rotisserie a Turkey Breast


How long does it take to cook a turkey breast in a rotisserie?

Cook the turkey breast Cook until the turkey breast reaches 165°F in its thickest part (about 1 ¾ hours), then add 5 minutes more cooking time.

Should a turkey be roasted breast side up or breast side down?

The United States Department of Agriculture advises to cook a whole turkey breast side up during the entire cooking time. Turning over a large, hot bird can be dangerous and it’s very easy to tear the skin, making the finished product less attractive.

Do you brine a turkey before rotisserie?

The spinning bird bastes in its own juices, resulting in crisper skin and even cooking. Here is a simple rotisserie turkey with a straightforward, basic dry brine: salt, brown sugar, and black pepper. Now, simple doesn’t mean plain—dry brining adds a lot of flavor to the bird.

How to cook a turkey breast on a Weber gas grill rotisserie?

Grill the turkey on the rotisserie, keeping the lid closed, until the turkey breast reads 165º F internal with an instant-read thermometer, approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Add unlit briquettes every hour, if needed, to keep the temperature up.

Can You rotisserie Cook a thawed Turkey?

You should only rotisserie cook turkeys that weigh 12 lbs. or less. Remove the giblets and neck from a thawed fresh turkey. The turkey should be completely thawed for even, safe cooking. Drain juices and blot with paper towels. Do not stuff your turkey. Cook stuffing separately in a casserole dish in the oven.

How to cook turkey breast in a rotisserie?

Prep the potatoes by tossing them in melted butter and seasoning to taste with salt, set them aside. Combine the garlic powder, rosemary, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Season the turkey breast and then carefully slide onto the rotisserie spit rod. Fill the rotisserie basket with the potatoes and add that to the spit rod.

How do you Spice a rotisserie turkey breast?

Spice rubbed rotisserie turkey breast recipe. Quick and full of flavor, thanks to my favorite secret ingredient – Spanish smoked paprika. Spice Rub the Turkey Breast: In a small bowl, mix the paprika, coriander, cumin, black pepper, mustard powder and salt. Rub 1 tablespoon of the spices in the big cavity.

How do you cook a Turkey on a rotisserie?

Skewer the turkey on your spit, running the prongs under the belly of the bird, so you don’t pierce the meat on the breast. (See the picture below, where the turkey is upside down.) Cook the Turkey to 160°F: Put the spit on the grill, and turn on the rotisserie motor. Cook with the lid closed.

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