If I have to choose what kind of part of the turkey I like the most it is the breast.

A turkey breast on a smoker is one of my favorite meals and not just for the holidays.

Some people are intimidated by the process and there is no need for that. Just follow the steps in my smoked turkey breast recipe and I am sure you will start cooking turkey more and more.

slices smoked turkey breast

Turkey Breast On A Smoker.

A turkey breast on a smoker is easy to do and the result it some amazing tender and moist meat.
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 1 day 8 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People
Calories 30 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Smoker Charcoal, pellet, gas, or electric
  • 1 Digital temperature meter. Optional
  • 1 Injector Optional

Ingredients
  

Rub

  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon pepper
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Thyme
  • 1///2 tbsp Sage

Instructions
 

  • Make sure the turkey breast is thawed out and pat it dry
  • Rub the Turkey breast with the rub
  • Optional you can inject it with a mix of melted butter and your rub
  • Let it sit overnight if you can. If not at least 2 hours
  • Pre-heat smoker to 225 Fahrenheit
  • Place Turkey breast on the smoker and add a temperature probe in the thickest part.
  • Smoke till the internal temperature reaches 165 Fahrenheit
  • Remove the turkey breast from the smoker and cover it with aluminum foil
  • Let it rest for about 20 minutes.
  • Slice and enjoy

Notes

Smoked turkey breast can be cooked on any type of smoker. From charcoal and propane to electric and pellet smokers.
I have smoked them even on a regular grill by using indirect grilling.

Nutrition

Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 1188mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 429IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
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2 turkey breast on an ugly drum smoker

How To Smoke A Turkey Breast

I used many types of grills and smokers and they all work well for this recipe. I have used my Ugly Drum Smoker that I built myself with part from the Hunsaker smoker website.

But, as I mentioned above you can use any type of smoker and many people use their pellet smoker with great tasting results.

One of the reasons that I choose a turkey breast over whole turkey is that the internal temperature only has to come to 165 degrees Fahrenheit instead of 185 for a whole turkey.

Here are the steps:

  • Make sure the turkey breast is thawed out and pat it dry
  • Rub the Turkey breast with the rub
  • Optional you can inject it with a mix of melted butter and your rub
  • Let it sit overnight if you can. If not at least 2 hours
  • Pre-heat smoker to 225 Fahrenheit
  • Place Turkey breast on the smoker and add a temperature probe in the thickest part.
  • Smoke till the internal temperature reaches 165 Fahrenheit
  • Remove the turkey breast from the smoker and cover it with aluminum foil
  • Let it rest for about 20 minutes.

If you like you can bring the turkey before cooking you can have a look at my article on how to brine a turkey.

There a lot more grill recipes that you can have a look at end if you think a turkey breast is to hard to start with have a look the other grill recipes.

Eddie van Aken

Eddie van Aken has years of experience in running his full-service restaurant and with this came working with using and dealing with all types of kitchen equipment. With his experience, he can find all the pros and cons of grills and add them to the grill reviews and the outdoor cooking tips he is writing about. You can read more on the About page for Eddie van Aken

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