Get Grilling With Canadian Turkey #TurkeyOnTheGrill

Get Grilling With Canadian Turkey #TurkeyOnTheGrill

Disclosure: This post/giveaway has been sponsored by Canadian Turkey.

I’m not sure what’s it been like where you are but here on the prairie we had a rather chilly May – until this week. It’s actually 29 degrees out there today and I am loving every second of it! I spent my lunch hour walking around my local farmer’s market, taking in the sunshine and picking up some local treats and ingredients to cook up some fabulous spring meals at home. I’ve already been out on the patio grilling this season but the warmer the weather the more I get outside to to my cooking. Not only so I can soak up the nice weather but cooking outside also keeps my house cooler on these hot days.

I think almost everything tastes better on the grill. It really does bring out the flavour of food, whether you are grilling veggies or meat. And more natural flavour means you can get away with using less fat and salt to make your meals taste amazing. What’s your go to grilling item? Burgers? Sausage? What about turkey? If turkey isn’t part of your regular grilling rotation yet it should be! For so many reasons!



Canadian turkey makes everyday meals delicious and tasty.  It’s packed with nutrition and satisfying flavour, and can easily be substituted into ANY of your favourite grilling recipes.


It’s hard to believe but with turkey, both white and dark cuts are lean!  That means you can enjoy any cut you prefer, and feel good knowing you are choosing a healthy protein without compromising on flavour, tenderness or juiciness


Turkey is a versatile protein, with so many cuts of both dark and white meat to choose from including ground meat, legs, drumsticks, thighs, breast roasts, breast steaks, breast rolls, drummettes, wings, sausages, and burgers.  With such a wide selection, you can turn any meal into a backyard feast, with leftovers that taste delicious the next day.


Turkey plays well with other flavours.  It has a hearty taste and texture that marries well with bold profiles, making turkey the perfect partner for spices and rubs.  Make recipes your way using your family’s favourite flavours, and change up your everyday grilled turkey dishes using rubs, marinades and sauces.


Turkeys are generally larger than other poultry choices and deliver a lot of meat for the price.  Whole turkeys can be grilled for a few dollars per pound, and are a perfect choice for batch cooking meals, or for freezing leftovers that come in handy as everyday meal starters.  Cuts like drums, breasts and thighs are perfect for snacks and quick weeknight meals.

There are just so many reasons to to grill with Canadian Turkey this season, and I have a few simple tips to help you be the grill master:

  • Get yourself a good meat thermometer and use it! Take the guess work out of grilling and cook your turkey perfectly every time!
  • Clean your grill! Avoid flare ups by making sure you give your bbq a good cleaning on a regular basis.
  • Preheat your grill! This not only helps prevent your food from sticking but bringing your bbq up to temperature before putting your food on it is also important for food safety.

Mango-Chili-Lime BBQ’d Drummettes

I adore the flavour combinations of slightly sweet, citrus and a little bit of heat. It’s the perfect summer flavour! This BBQ’s drumettes recipe features fresh mango, lime and a little bit of Sriacha sauce to kick things up a bit. Grilled over low heat and basted to a lovely golden color, these will be the hit of any bbq. Father’s Day is just around the corner and I know some dad’s in my life that would love these!

5 from 3 votes

Mango Chili Lime BBQ'd Drummettes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4


Turkey Drumettes

  • 8-2 medium sized turkey drummettes
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mango Chili Lime Sauce

  • 1 cup fresh mango chunks
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


Mango Sauce

  1. Blend all ingredients using a blender or food processor. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Season with extra Sriracha if you prefer a spicier sauce


  1. Season turkey drummettes with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with garlic powder and paprika.

  2. Grill over low to medium heat until cooked through, 20-25 minutes. Cook until a meat thermometer registers 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part of the meat. (Heat setting and cook time will depend on the power of your BBQ)

  3. Divide the mango sauce in half. Using one half, baste the turkey every 5 minutes in the last 15 minutes of cooking, approximately 3 times. Discard any remaining sauce that was used for basting.

  4. Once cooked, remove the drummettes from heat and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Once the drummettes are cooled, brush generously with the remaining mango sauce.  

  5. Serve with any leftover sauce on the side.

If you want change this recipe up a bit it’s easy to whip up a sauce with a different flavour. Here are a few options:

Are you looking for additional tips, recipes and HOW TO’s?  Visit for all your cooking inspiration.  The Get Grilling recipe section is filled with tasty recipes to fire up on the grill.  There are year-round WHOLE TURKEY HOW TO’s packed with helpful tips and techniques like brining and spatchcocking, and instructional and recipe videos that make it easy to create a delicious dinner all summer long. And if you haven’t yet tried a whole turkey on the bbq this should be the summer you give it a whirl. It’s a great way to keep the heat down in your house and still enjoy a moist delicious roast turkey!

Enter to win!

We know that Canadian Turkey is a winner on the grill (winner, winner turkey dinner!) but one lucky reader is also going to be a winner thank to Canadian Turkey! We are giving away a $75 amazon e-card to celebrate grilling season! This giveaway is open to Canadian residents (except Quebec) age 18 and over. Enter using the form below. Good luck and happy grilling!


This article has 99 comments

  1. /turkey-black-bean-salad/ looks good

  2. The TURKEY BLACK BEAN SALAD looks delicious and healthy!


  4. I will be trying the Grilled Turkey, Portabello Mushrooms & Vegetable Kabobs recipe.

  5. I can’t wait to try the Mango Cili Lime BBQ’d Drummettes on the BBQ! Yum 🙂

  6. Debbie White-Beattie
    Thursday 30 May 2019, 5:53 pm

    I would love to try the Cedar Plank Grilled Turkey Breast Roast w/Charred Tomato Salsa recipe

  7. Florentine Turkey Burgers make a great lunch

  8. Heather Swanson
    Friday 31 May 2019, 8:19 am

    Classic homemade turkey noodle soup.

  9. I’ll be trying Cedar Plank Grilled Turkey Breast Roast w/Charred Tomato Salsa recipe

  10. I would love to try the SWEET & STICKY BBQ TURKEY LEGS

  11. I’ll try the turkey black bean salad for sure!

  12. The Turkey Black Bean Salad looks amazing

  13. Those SWEET GINGER TURKEY KABOBS look delicious and perfect for this summer!

  14. I would like to try the Grilled Turkey, Portabello Mushrooms & Vegetable Kabobs

  15. TURKEY BLACK BEAN SALAD Thanks for the chance to win

  16. Going to grill GARLICKY TURKEY SOUVLAKI love souvlaki.

  17. Maureen L Anderson
    Friday 31 May 2019, 12:12 pm

    Mango Lime BBQ Drummettes

  18. turkey noodle soup

  19. SWEET GINGER TURKEY KABOBS is one that I would love to give a try, yum!!

  20. Cedar Plank Grilled Turkey Breast Roast w/Charred Tomato Salsa recipe

  21. Caitlin Herring
    Friday 31 May 2019, 1:22 pm

    turkey black bean salad!!!

  22. I would like to try the turkey black bean salad.

  23. I would love to make the garlicky turkey souvlaki. You had me at garlic & turkey!

  24. Sweet Ginger Turkey Kabobs is what I’ll try.

  25. Turkey taco burgers look amazing!

  26. The turkey black bean salad looks good.

  27. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    Friday 31 May 2019, 2:06 pm

    TURKEY TERIYAKI sounds like a super recipe for me 🙂

  28. Florentine Turkey Burger

  29. I’m really tempted to try the Garlicky Turkey Souvlaki.

  30. The Feta Stuffed Greek Turkey Burgers sound Devine.

  31. I would like to try the Sweet Ginger Turkey Kabobs

  32. The Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers looks like it’s something I’d make.

  33. I’d like to try the Turkey Soulvaki

  34. I will be trying Garlicky Turkey Souvlaki

  35. I will definitely be trying the

    Mango-Chili-Lime BBQ’d Drummettes.

  36. This summer I would like to try out the Florentine Turkey Burger

  37. We’re going to be enjoying the Teriyaki turkey kabobs.

  38. I would like to try the GARLICKY TURKEY SOUVLAKI.



  41. BBQ Turkey Thighs

  42. I would also like to try the Mango-Chili-Lime BBQ’d Drummettes!

  43. SWEET & STICKY BBQ TURKEY LEGS would be great to try

  44. I would love to try Florentine Turkey Burgers

  45. I would like to try grilling Barbecued Turkey Roast with Cranberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce.

  46. I want to try the Turkey Black Bean Salad.

  47. Sweet ginger turkey kabobs sounds delicious!

  48. My family would enjoy the MANGO-CHILI-LIME BBQ’D DRUMMETTES this summer.

  49. I know my family would enjoy the Garlicky Turkey Souvlaki

  50. Margaret Huitema
    Sunday 2 June 2019, 10:09 pm


  51. I would love Sweet and Sticky BBQ Turkey Legs

  52. Cajun Turkey with Caesar Salad!

  53. I would love to try the tex mex turkey burgers, they look so YUMMY!

  54. Florence Cochrane
    Monday 3 June 2019, 9:17 am

    I will be trying the Grilled Turkey, Portabello Mushrooms & Vegetable Kabobs on the grill this summer.


  56. Turkey Teriyaki sounds really good!

  57. Definitely the Turkey Souvlaki with Wine Sauce

  58. I would love to try the Turkey Taco Burgers with my family.

  59. I will be trying the Turkey Taco Burgers this summer! They look delicious!

  60. I would love to try the Sweet Ginger Turkey Kabobs

  61. I would really like to try the Tex-Mex Burgers this summer! Thanks!

  62. I’ll be trying the sweet ginger turkey kabobs!

  63. Pulled turkey poutine.


  65. Sweet ginger turkey kabobs would smell amazing on the grill!

  66. I want to try making the DECONSTRUCTED BBQ TURKEY CAESAR SALAD.

  67. Grilled Turkey, Portabello Mushrooms & Vegetable Kabobs

  68. The TURKEY BLACK BEAN SALAD sounds like a yummy lunch idea!

  69. MANGO-CHILI-LIME BBQ’D DRUMMETTES!  Omg they look so good ! I love the lime mango combo ! I will make these this weekend ! 

  70. I would like to make the Mango-Chili-Lime BBQ’d Turkey Drummettes .

  71. Definitely trying the Grilled Turkey, Portabello Mushrooms & Vegetable Kabobs this weekend!!

  72. bbq turkey caesar salad will be perfect for hot summer days

  73. Zesty Maple Turkey Wings look great!Thanks 🙂

  74. I’d try the turkey souvlaki. 

  75. wow I’d love to grill up the bacon mushroom cheese turkey burger

  76. They all look good especially this one:


  77. I would love to try the Grilled Turkey, Portabello Mushrooms & Vegetable Kabobs

  78. The sweet ginger turkey kabobs look awesome!

  79. I want to make Turkey black bean salad.

  80. Turkey Souvlaki with Wine Sauce. thanks

  81. FLORENTINE TURKEY BURGERS sound wonderful

  82. Green goodness BBQ Turkey sliders!

  83. I would love to try the Grilled Turkey, Portabello Mushrooms & Vegetable Kabobs. Looks yummy and nutritious.

  84. I would love to grill some GARLICKY TURKEY SOUVLAKI.

  85. The Bacon-Mushroom Cheese Turkey Burger would be my pick among otheres

  86. I want to try grilling Mango-Chili-Lime BBQ’d Drummettes this summer.

  87. I’d like to try the Cedar Plank Grilled Turkey Breast Roast w/Charred Tomato Salsa recipe. I’ve tried Cedar Plank Salmon before and it’s awesome. I’d love to see what the Cedar Plank does for turkey.

  88. Id like to make the turkey noodle soup

  89. I would love to try the Grilled Turkey, Portabello Mushrooms & Vegetable Kabobs

  90. I am going to try the Turkey Souvlaki with Wine Sauce ….it sounds yummy!

  91. Garlicky Turkey Soulvaki looks yummy!

  92. I would like to try the Mango-Chili-Lime BBQ’d Drummettes

  93. I would making the turkey sliders

  94. Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers

  95. We will be grilling the Garlic Turkey Souvlaki. My daughter loves having meat on a stick.

  96. Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

  97. The Canadian Turkey recipe that I will be trying on the grill is the Garlicky Turkey Souvlaki.

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