Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast


The butter in the injection and rub guarantees a tender and juicy bird. Simple ingredients with great results.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
10 servings


  • 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


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

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

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

  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.

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

666 Calories
31g Fat
1g Carbs
91g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 666
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 257mg 86%
Sodium 848mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 91g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 938mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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