Grilling chicken and turkey – recipes included

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Chicken grilling

Grilling chicken – Our tips

You can do chicken and turkey well on the Gas grill grilling. You can also grill pieces well on charcoal grills. If you have the accessories for it, you can even use it above the campfire grilling. Here we present the options you have for this. There are also recipes for marinades that go well with chicken and turkey.

Grilling chicken and turkey provides variety on the gas grill

Whether you are a charcoal traditionalist or a gas grill enthusiast. Grilling fans can hardly imagine barbecuing without poultry. Because chicken, turkey and co. with their cuts not only offer variety. The types of meat also vary. Chicken and turkey fillet, schnitzel and medallions are characterized by their light meat. Thighs and drumsticks score with their meat for enjoyment that is aromatic.

Marinades for chicken or turkey vary in taste

Variation options offer marinades that you can make yourself. Because of its unique taste, poultry goes well with a variety of oils and sauces, herbs and spices. Whether plain or marinated, grilling poultry takes time. Before slicing, the grilled poultry should be left to rest for a few minutes. This means that less meat juice escapes when you cut it. When buying poultry meat you can pay attention to the origin from Germany. You can tell by the "D"s on the packaging. They stand for production according to standards for animal, environmental and consumer protection.


Grill marinated chicken
Grilling marinated chicken Photo: djd and

Grilled chicken with red cabbage spinach salad

Ingredients (for 4 persons):

For the chicken grilling with this marinade:

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp coarse mustard
  • 6 EL honey
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder (noble sweet)
  • 4 EL rapeseed oil
  • salt and pepper

For the red cabbage spinach salad:

  • 2 EL maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 70 g baby spinach
  • 1/4 red cabbage
  • 1 apple
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 dried chili pepper
  • 20 g walnut kernels
  • 75 grams of blackberries.


Mix mustard, honey, paprika powder, rapeseed oil, salt and pepper. Pour the marinade over the chicken drumsticks. Grill the chicken over medium indirect heat for 30 to 40 minutes.

Mix together the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, cumin, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil. Cut the spinach, red cabbage, apple, onion and chili pepper. Then mix with walnuts, blackberries and dressing.

Serve the chicken drumsticks with the salad and enjoy.


Grilling turkey with marinade
Grilling turkey with marinade Photo: djd and

Grilled turkey with sweet potatoes

Ingredients (for 4 persons):

For the turkey marinade:

  • 4 turkey drumsticks
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • two gloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 1 EL honey
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Side Dishes

  • 700g sweet potatoes
  • 16 spring onions.


Mix thyme, ginger, garlic, miso paste, honey, sake and soy sauce.

Brush the turkey drumsticks with it. Then grill over indirect heat at around 150 degrees Celsius for around 2 hours.

Add the sweet potato wedges after 75 minutes of grilling. From 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time, also place the spring onions on the grill.

Cut open the turkey drumsticks and enjoy with the grilled vegetables.

Grilling turkey and chicken with a marinade provides a change from the gas grill. Information about poultry meat from Germany can be found, for example, at


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Grilling chicken and turkey – recipes included

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn