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Smoked Turkey Breast Recipe

The ultimate tender, juicy, bursting with flavor smoked turkey breast recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Cured Meat, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Smoked Turkey, Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Turkey Breast Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Joseph Red


  • Electric Smoker
  • Injector
  • Cling Wrap/Plastic Wrap


  • 1 Skinless Turkey Breast Trimmed
  • 1 Injection Syringe
  • Kosher Salt

Turkey Rub

  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp onion salt
  • 1/4 cup honey

Turkey Injection Marinade

  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup oil


  • Mix the salt and sugar and massage it to the turkey.
  • Now, put the turkey in a freezer bag and place it in fridge for 3 days to cure.
  • Remove turkey breast from bag and set it in the fridge for about an hour.
  • This will form a pellicle so your turkey can take on smoke better.
  • Turn the turkey over a few times while doing the above step.
  • Smoke the turkey breast at 200ºF until the internal temperature reaches to 160ºF .
  • Let the turkey smoke undistributed for an hour, Now, paint the turkey with honey every 45 minutes.
  • Take the turkey breast out and set it on a rack.
  • Now, paint the turkey one more time with honey and serve it


The smoked turkey breast can be kept in the fridge for a week or so. It can be frozen as well.