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Honey and White Wine Turkey Injection Marinade

Honey-White Wine Turkey Injection Marinade

This Honey-White Wine Turkey Injection Marinade will add a subtle sweet and savory flavor to you turkey, while keeping it moist.
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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Injection marinade, poultry injection, Turkey Injection
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1.5 cups
Calories: 765kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered rosemary or marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add wine and honey. Cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes until mixture is well combined. Add remaining ingredients, stir through, and remove pan from the heat. Let the mixture cool to room temperature before using.
  • If you are planning to use this mixture as an injection and baste, then reserve half of it for later.
  • Using a meat injector, draw in some of the liquid and inject marinade into the meatiest parts of the bird. Slowly inject marinade and move over 2 inches and repeat the process throughout.
    Lightly blot away any spillage with paper towels.
    Season and cook as directed.
  • Discard any remaining marinade that has come into contact with the raw turkey.


Photo by: Sabrina Baksh


Calories: 765kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 792mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 94g | Vitamin A: 1892IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg