Finger-Licking Grilled Turkey Chops

Finger-Licking Grilled Turkey Chops

IMG_3378Growing up, lamb chops were definitely my favorite meal. We had a tradition in our house that on our birthday we could choose what we were having for dinner that night. I always chose chops and chips, and in our house that meant lamb chops and chips. We did not have turkey chops in South Africa when I was growing up, but discovered them soon after we came to live in the states almost 20 years ago to the day. I love them. They are as good as lamb chops and so much healthier. The best part is there is still a bone to chew on, but there is so much less fat. They are also so easy to prepare, and when you know you are not going to have a lot of time to prepare dinner, they are an excellent meal to take out of the freezer (always important to keep a stock of these from in your freezer) to defrost by the time you get back from work or from your busy day. You know I don’t often use bought marinades and sauces, but for turkey chops, I have tried many of my own marinades, but they have never tasted as delicious as they do when I use Island Teriyaki Marinade. So let’s get cooking!


1 pack turkey chops (5 in a pack)
1/2 cup Soy Yaki Island Teriyaki Marinade


Remove chops from the bag and place on a plate. Pour the marinade over the chops and with your hands ensure that both sides of the chops are covered with marinade.


Marinating turkey chops

Let the chops sit in the marinade out the refrigerator for a half hour.
Turn them over once or twice so that both sides are continually covered in marinade, but are not immersed in it.

Marinating the chops is a very important part of the process, as turkey alone can tend to dry out very quickly. The marinade keeps the meat moist, and it gives it the most delicious flavor, leaving you licking every last bit off your fingers as you eat them.


Next the chops are ready to go on the grill.
Place them on the grill, and leave them for at least five minutes, or till you see the grill marks form.


Turkey Chops on Grill








Turkey chops as they were turned, with grill marks


Turn them when you see the perfect grill marks on the one side.
Continue cooking on the second side till the chops are cooked through, about another 5 minutes.




Perfectly grilled turkey chops


Remove from the grill and place on a plate. Allow the chops to stand covered for 3 to 5 minutes to let the juices return to the meat.




2 thoughts on “Finger-Licking Grilled Turkey Chops

    1. Post author

      As long as the vacuum seal is still good, you can keep it for a good few months even a year.


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