How To Make Smoked Turkey Breast At Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Today I will be sharing the recipe of Smoked Turkey Breast. You can prepare this at home easily. You will love it.

Turkey is something that everyone. And what more can you ask for if you are getting smoked turkey breast. But it would be best if you brined the turkey because this crucial step will make the turkey moist and flavorful. This is because of the salt; it helps in retaining the moisture after it enters the meat and makes it more flavorful while cooking. Make sure you use kosher salt only.

To prepare smoked turkey breast, make a brine with the apple cider salt, sugar, thyme, sage leaves, rosemary sprigs and garlic bulbs. Place the turkey in the brine for a few hours. Cook the turkey in the smoker at a maintained temperature. Cover it with a foil and serve hot.

This is not all you need to know. A detailed version of this juicy and delicious recipe is given below. A list of ingredients is mentioned in the recipe. Grab them all and get started with the recipe. You will get all the necessary details for sure.

Ingredients For Smoked Turkey Breast

  • 1 (64-oz.) Bottle Apple Cider
  • ¾ cup Kosher Salt (such as Diamond Crystal)
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 (4-inch) Fresh Thyme Sprigs
  • 2 (4-inch) Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
  • 10 Fresh Sage Leaves
  • 1 Garlic Bulb (cut in half crosswise)
  • 4 cups Ice Cubes
  • 1 (5 3/4- to 6-lb.) Bone-In Turkey Breast
  • 4 Hickory Wood Chunks

While preparing this recipe, many people have a thought in their mind that how long it will take for them to smoke a turkey breast? Well, the answer to that question is mentioned below.

How Much Time Will Take To Make Smoked Turkey Breast?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeAdditional Time Total Time
10 minutes4 hours 25 minutes5 hours10 hours 15 minutes

Cooking meat requires patience. So does this recipe. This recipe requires hours to be prepared. But trust me, all your efforts will be worth it. You will get the best outcome for sure. Take a look at how this dish is prepared.

Steps To Make Smoked Turkey Breast

Smoked Turkey Breast recipe
  1. Take a large pot. Boil cider, salt, sugar, thyme, sage leaves, rosemary sprigs and garlic bulbs on a medium-high flame.
  2. Reduce the heat to a minimum and cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove the pot from flame and add ice to it. Cool the content down completely.
  3. In this cooked brine, add turkey and chill it for 5 -12 hours.
  4. Prepare the smoker to cook the turkey in it. Bring the temperature to 225 degrees to 250 degrees and maintain for 15-20 minutes. Place wood chunks over the coal.
  5. Take the turkey out of the brine and pat it dry using paper towels. Smoke the turkey in the maintained temperature for 3 ½ hours to 4 hours. Cook till you get the temperature of 165 degrees from the thickest portion of the turkey.
  6. Remove the turkey cover it with aluminum foil loosely. Let it stand for 10-15 minutes. 
  7. Slice and serve hot.

Your Thanksgiving will end up right with this dish on your table. It has a perfect smokey flavour and moisture that is needed in a slice of meat.

Nutritional Breakdown Of Smoked Turkey Breast

Let’s see how much nutrition this smoked turkey recipe has.


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Try this recipe and let me know about your reviews in the comment section below.

Video by Wilsons BBQ

I have also uploaded the video for the detailed steps. Watch it in case you have any confusion. If you have any queries, then do not hesitate to ask me in the comment section. Your suggestions are also welcomed. Have a good day!

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