Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast

Ingredients

  • 1 (7 pound) whole turkey breast
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat a smoker to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Add hickory chips according to manufacturer’s instructions.

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  • Step 2

    Combine chicken broth, melted butter, salt, and poultry seasoning in a small bowl. Inject the solution evenly throughout the breast.

  • Step 3

    Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a small dish. Brush evenly over the breast.

  • Step 4

    Combine salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle the rub over the entire breast, making sure to coat all sides evenly.

  • Step 5

    Place breast in the preheated smoker and smoke for 3 hours or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). Remove from smoker and let rest for 20 minutes.

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