Smoked Turkey Breast

READY IN: 5hrs 20mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Southern Living

Top Review by Little_Sister

Mostly followed recipe with a few additions. Mixed seasonings well in a shaker. In addition to the outside of the breast, I also sprinkled and rubbed the seasoning under the skin and then sprinkled it on the inside, too. To keep it moist, we put a drip pan in the smoker, with about 2 inches of liquid (any liquid would do but we used a combination of water, beer and chicken broth) then placed the turkey on the grate directly above the pan, adding more liquid as needed. I've never been a big fan of turkey but this recipe has changed my mind. This was the most flavorful and moist turkey I've ever had!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak wood chips in water 12 hours.
  2. Combine salt and the next 3 ingredients; rub mixture over turkey breast.
  3. Prepare smoker by following manufacturer's directions, bringing internal temperature to 225° to 250°; maintain temperature for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Drain wood chunks, and place on coals.
  5. Place turkey on upper cooking grate; cover with smoker lid.
  6. Smoke turkey, maintaining temperature inside smoker between 225° and 250°, for 5 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion is 170°; let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

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