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smoked turkey breast with fruit grapes and herbs for garnish
Perfect Smoked Turkey Breast Recipe

Tender, juicy bursting with flavor smoked turkey breast recipe.

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoked turkey breast, smoked turkey rub
Calories: 955 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 large turkey breast
  • 1 injection syringe
Turkey Rub
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup room temp butter
Turkey Injection Marinade
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 fresh lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tso onion salt
Instructions
  1. Thaw your turkey breast completely, rinse and pat dry. Mix your injection marinade ingredients together and fill syringe. Poke 1  hole and move the needle into different positions as you push out marinade into the turkey. Do this in different parts of the birds, making as little holes as possible with getting the marinade in as much of the bird as possible. 

  2. Take the soft or melted butter and rub all over the turkey, under the turkey skin and in the cavity. Mix the rub spices together and rub all over bird, in cavity and in under skin also. 

  3. Wrap turkey in cling wrap so it is completely covered and refrigerate 1 hour -24 hours. The longer the better! 

  4. Preheat smoker to 225 and add turkey, breast side up, to the smoker. Insert probe and close lid. Allow smoker to cook to temp 325 and the turkey to an internal temp of 165 degrees. Once temp is reached remove from smoker, and let rest for 20 minute. Carve and serve! 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

I used applewood pellets for this smoked turkey, the flavor was great!

 

Double the rub and injection marinade for a WHOLE turkey. Also plan on smoking a turkey about 30 minutes for every lb. 

Nutrition Facts
Perfect Smoked Turkey Breast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 955 Calories from Fat 936
% Daily Value*
Fat 104g160%
Saturated Fat 33g206%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 19538mg849%
Potassium 311mg9%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 7140IU143%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.