- Yield: 12-20 lb. turkey
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 2h 00 min
While it might not be the recipe your family has followed for generations, this smoked turkey will be what your guests remember this year. There is not an easier way to guarantee your turkey is tender, moist, and flavorful. Try it out this year for your family.
These two items will cut your cooking time in half.
- 12-20 pound turkey
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/4-1/2 cup butter
- 1-2 Tablespoons Camp Chef Citrus Herb Seasoning
Begin by preheating your SmokePro pellet grill to 350° F. We recommend filling the hopper with Hickory BBQ Pellets or Orchard Apple Pellets. When the grill has preheated, set the temperature control to Hi Smoke. Our Smart Smoke Technology will take care of the rest.
While you're waiting for the pellet smoker to heat up, start prepping the turkey and Turkey Cannon. Remove the giblets, then wash the bird inside and out, especially if you brined it the night before. Pat dry. Place the Cannon inside a large roasting pan and fill the liquid tube with the chicken broth (and some seasoning if desired).
Place the turkey on the Cannon in the roasting pan, breast side up. Gently separate the skin from the meat, and apply the seasoning onto the meat directly. Spread butter over the entire bird. Sprinkle some seasoning on top.
Set the pan inside the pellet grill, and insert the meat probe into the thickest part of the breast, being careful not to touch bone. Cook for about 30-45 minutes on Hi Smoke, then adjust the temperature to 375° F-400° F. Cook for another 1 1/2 hours, or until the temperature probe inside the turkey reads 170° F.
You'll want to pay more attention to the meat probe than the amount of time that has passed. Cooking times will vary based on the weight of your bird, weather conditions, brine recipes, and more. The fool-proof way to know when your turkey is done is to watch the internal meat probe for 165° F.
When you're finished cooking, transfer the turkey to a platter for carving, and turn the roasting pan juices into an incredible gravy! Happy Thanksgiving!