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Smoked Turkey Breast

2.75 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Course Chicken and Turkey
Servings 4 People


  • 3 1/2-4 Pound Bone in Turkey Breast
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 stick room temp butter


  • Prepare Smoker -I use an electric smoker and soak hickory chips in water before hand
  • Heat smoker to 275 degrees
  • While smoker is heating prepare the turkey breast
  • Mix all of the seasoning in a small bowl
  • Reserve 1/2 tablespoon of the seasoning mix in a small bowl and put 2 tablespoons of butter with it for later
  • With remaining seasoning mix combine it with the remaining 6 tablespoons of the butter
  • Separate the skin from the meat of the breast and put about a tablespoon of the butter mixture under the skin on each side
  • Rub the outside of the turkey breast with the rest of the butter mixture.
  • Once the smoker reaches 275 degrees place the breast in the smoker and if you have a temperature probe this is a great time to use it .
  • The Internal temperature of the turkey breast should reach 165-168 degrees when it is done , this will take 2-2 1/2 hours if the temp of the smoker is keep at 275 degrees
  • That little bit of butter and seasoning that we reserved about an hour into cooking melt it in the microwave
  • Bast the outside of the turkey breast with the butter mixture then again when it is almost ready.
  • Once the internal temp is between 165-168 remove from the smoker and allow to rest for 15 minutes before slicing


Don't forget to add extra wood chips as needs and if you have a water basin make sure it doesn't go dry.
Save the bone to boil for a broth , it makes a great smoky soup
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