This delicious smoked turkey will literally fall off the bones. It may look done, but keep it in oven the entire time for fall-off-the-bone goodness. Delicious!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
7 hrs
1 day
1 day
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine curing mixture and liquid smoke together in a bowl; mix into a paste. Pat paste on inside and outside of turkey. Place turkey in a resealable plastic bag; refrigerate for 24 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Wash turkey inside and out with cold water; dry. Pat with cooking oil. Place turkey in an oven bag; poke holes into bag for ventilation according to manufacturer's instructions. Set bagged turkey into a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Reduce heat to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Bake until turkey comes easily off the bone and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 6 hours.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of liquid smoke and curing mixture. The actual amount of liquid smoke and curing mixture consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

731 calories; protein 90.6g 181% DV; carbohydratesg; fat 38.2g 59% DV; cholesterol 264.5mg 88% DV; sodium 9650.4mg 386% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I am almost 70 years old and this is by far the best turkey I have ever tasted. I followed the recipe as written and it was awesome. The meat literally fell off the bone. The next day it was still incredibly tender and juicy. I can't wait to try it on a roasting chicken.?? Read More