Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

No smoker or gas grill needed for this smoked turkey, a charcoal grill is all you need to get the smoky flavor.


  1. Split turkey breastbone so it will lie flat on grill.
  2. Combine 1 teaspoons seasoned salt and crushed red pepper; sprinkle mixture over underside of turkey breast.
  3. Combine 1 tbls. seasoned salt, basil, and paprika; sprinkle over top of turkey breast.
  4. Coat both sides of turkey breast with cooking spray.
  5. Prepare charcoal fire in one end of grill; let burn 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Soak hickory chips in water at lease 15 minutes; place chips on coals.
  7. Place turkey breast on end of grill opposite coals; close grill hood.
  8. Cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part reads 170°F
  9. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

We rate it five stars. It was the finest turkey breast we've ever had. We made one modification to the recipe since we were using an 18 inch WEBER kettle grill. We cut off the rib cage and neck bones which made the breast fit the kettle grill and was easier to manage.

donmarcb July 09, 2009