Italian Herb Turkey Injection Marinade

Italian Herb Turkey Injection Marinade

Instead of rubbing your turkey with butter, herbs, and spices, try injecting the flavor right into the meat. Injecting turkey is a method that flavors meat from the inside, tenderizing it while slowly spreading the flavors through the bird. Injection marinades can be used with traditional turkey marinades, turkey rubs, and even turkey brines.
Prep Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people


  • As directed for Turkey


  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • ¼. Peach Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp 1 tsp onion powder

Essential Oils:

  • 3 drops Lemon doTERRA essential oil
  • 2 drops 2 drops Black Pepper doTERRA essential oil
  • 5 drops 5 drops Basil doTERRA essential oil
  • 2 drops 2 drops Majoram doTERRA essential oil


  • Gather ingredients
    In a small bowl (stainless steel or glass) combine allingredients and mix well
  • Inject the marinade into your thawed turkey.  Butter the inside or outside of turkey andbake the turkey as directed. 
  • Bake immediately or rest turkey, covered and refrigerated,up to 24 hours before baking
  • Optional: Use any remaining marinade as brushing or bastingsauce


the marinade will settle.  It needs to be stirred each time you refill the injector. 
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