Savory Turkey Injection Marinade

Savory turkey injection marinade recipe

The Spruce / Victoria Heydt

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
26 Calories
0g Fat
7g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 26
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 631mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 12mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This injection marinade for turkey is loaded with lots flavor. The secret with an injection marinade is to make sure that the marinade is well mixed and that the herbs are fine enough to fit through the needle without clogging.


  • 1 teaspoon dried bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons/ onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup light oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for turkey injection marinade
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  2. Place bay leaf, thyme, sage into a spice or coffee grinder and pulverize into a powder. 

    Grind spices
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  3. Combine the spices with the remaining ingredients in a saucepan.

    Add spice to ingredients in saucepan
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  4. Simmer over medium heat for five minutes, stirring often. The salt should be dissolved at this point. If not, let the mixture simmer for another 2 minutes.

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  5. Remove saucepan from heat and let the mixture cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

    Remove saucepan
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  6. Load the syringe with marinade and inject into the breast, thigh, and leg. Do this a few times to spread out the seasoning. Wipe away any mixture that bubbles up to the top.

    Load syringe
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  7. Season outside of turkey, cook as directed and serve.

    Season turkey
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