Garlic-Lemon Turkey Injection Marinade


Garlic-Lemon Turkey Marinade Injection

Garlic-Lemon Turkey Injection Marinade

Filled with the goodness of lemon and garlic combined, this injection is sure to bring out the best in your grilled, smoked, or baked turkey. This marinade will pair well with an herb rub.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Marinades/Brines
Cuisine American BBQ
Servings 1 Cup


  • 6 ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (omit if turkey is brined)


  • Stir ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined.
  • Using a meat injector, draw marinade into syringe and release any excess air from it. Inject small bits of marinade into multiple parts of turkey. Bake, grill, or smoke as directed.
  • Remember to discard any remaining marinade that has come into contact with raw meat, including the needle and syringe.


Photo by Sabrina Baksh

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Ofargo Marinade Injector

Ofargo Marinade Injector

The Ofargo Marinade Injector is a classic style syringe. The marinade is sucked up through the needle and then pushed back into the meat. The needle on this model is large enough that it shouldn’t clog. Still, make sure that your marinade is near water thin. It is an inexpensive unit that you can purchase for around $10. It is dishwasher safe and durable enough to last for several years. The volume on this injector is small, but it will handle most jobs for a single-family.