Trish's Rotisserie Turkey (On The Barbie)

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 30m
Ready In

"If you haven't tryed making a turkey on the rotisserie you need to try, it's the moistest juicyest flavorful-est turkey ever!"

Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (491.5 g)
  • Calories 1547.4
  • Total Fat - 121.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 47.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 425.1 mg
  • Sodium - 5491.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.7 g
  • Protein - 102.2 g
  • Calcium - 157.8 mg
  • Iron - 7.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 2.3 mg

Step 1

Remove parts from turkey cavity. Remove and discard fat from just inside the body and neck cavities.

Step 2

Gently lift turkey skin from the sides, and slide frozen butter pieces underneath, without breaking the skin (4 tablespoons each side).

Step 3

Combine kosher salt, pepper, orange zest, garlic paste with melted butter in a bowl, then rub mixture allover the turkey.

Step 4

Tie wings and legs of turkey to the body with kitchen string so they won't scrape against the grill.

Step 5

Place turkey on rotisserie, and secure according to manufacturer's directions.

Step 6

Turn all gas grill burners on high for 5 minutes or until grill is hot. Turn off all burners except one, and place a metal drip pan under spit where turkey will cook. Add 2 cups water and chopped onions to drip pan. (The pan will catch drippings and prevent flare-ups).

Step 7

Start motor; adjust turkey if necessary so it remains balanced for even cooking. Grill turkey, moderating burner if necessary to keep grill temperature at 350°, 10 to 15 minutes per pound or until thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh reads 180° (about 2 to 2 1/2 hours). Baste turkey every 20 to 30 minutes with pan juices. If water in pan starts to evaporate, add more hot water, 1/4 cup at a time.

Step 8

Remove turkey from grill spit, and place on cutting board. Cover with foil, and let stand 20 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

Tips & Variations

  • Outdoor grill rotisserie attachment