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Smokey Turkey Breast

A holiday favorite kissed by the very smoke gods themselves.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • Smoker
  • Foil pan


Seasoning Rub

  • 1/4 cup ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp thyme (dry or fresh)
  • 1 tbsp majoram
  • 2 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat the smoker to 250° with wood. (I used hickory but pecan is nice too.)
  • Rub the turkey breast liberally with the seasoning rub
  • Place foil pan with the breast in it into the smoker and smoke until the internal temp reaches 155° (about 3 1/2 hours)
  • Remove turkey from the smoker and brush with the glaze. Return to the smoker until the turkey hits 165° (about 30 minutes more).
  • Remove turkey from smoker and allow to rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Slice and serve with your favorite sides. (Slow cooked green beans and bacon are a great choice)
Keyword christmas dinner, thanksgiving, turkey