Smoking a turkey is absolutely the best way to cook a whole turkey. The flavors can't be beat and it is so juicy and so moist that you will never cook your holiday turkeys in the oven - or the fryer - ever again. Most people don't get to have the luxury of having a perfectly smoked turkey, but with your smoker and this recipes I have tried about every method there is for cooking turkey - from roasting it to deep frying it, but slow-smoking a turkey is the way to go. I have never had another turkey - from anywhere - that was as as moist and delicious as when I smoke it. I like to brine my turkeys for 24 hours prior to smoking.
Great as a main dish, with some yummy sides, or thinly sliced as a sandwich filling, this smoked whole turkey breast is sure to please. Use an electric or thermostatically controlled smoker to keep the roasting temperature a constant degrees F. Refrigerate any leftovers.
SmokedBBQSource is supported by its readers. We may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you i f you buy through a link on this page. Learn more. Turkey belongs on a smoker, especially around Thanksgiving when oven space is at a premium. By following these tips for smoking a whole turkey your guests will be begging you for your secret recipe and if you want a detailed recipe, check out our smoked spatchcock turkey recipe.