SMOKED TURKEY BREAST

Smoked Turkey Breast – the most flavorful and moist smoked turkey breast! It's not just for holidays anymore but also perfect for summer BBQ cookouts.

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 pound turkey breast bone-in, skin-on
  • Smoked Turkey Brine Ingredients
  • 2 gallons water (divided)
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Smoked Turkey Rub Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine 4 cups of the water, sugar and the salt in a large pot. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add brine into the remaining water, orange juice, and pepper flakes.
  3. Submerge turkey breast in the brine. Cover and refrigerate overnight (12 to 24 hours).
  4. Preheat smoker to 300 °F.
  5. Remove the turkey breast from the brine. Pat turkey dry.
  6. Combine honey and olive oil. Brush on turkey.
  7. Combine all the spices, and spread evenly onto the turkey breast.
  8. Place the turkey breast onto the preheated grill. Cook for about 30 minutes per pound, until the breast reaches an internal temperature of 165 °F.
  9. Remove from the grill and allow to rest for 20 minutes before serving.

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