Smoked Turkey Jerky Recipe

Fire up your smoker because it's time to turn that Spring gobbler harvest into tasty turkey jerky with this recipe from Traeger.

Smoked Turkey Jerky Recipe
No dehydrator is needed for this jerky recipe. To make this protein-packed snack, simply place marinated strips of turkey directly on the grill and let smoke for about 4 hours. (Photo courtesy of Traeger)

Serves: 8-12
Prep time: 12-24 hours
Cook time: 4-6 hours
Recommended wood chips/pellets: Hardwood Cherry

Ingredients:

  • 3 pound turkey breast
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. Clean the turkey breast of all fat and tough tissue. Slice turkey breast into long thin strips. Set aside.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a large zip top bag to make marinade; mix well. Add turkey breast strips and mix again. Place zip top bag in a bowl and place in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours.
  3. When ready to cook to the turkey jerky, set the temperature on your smoker to 180° and preheat with lid closed for 15 minutes.
  4. Drain the marinade and place the turkey strips directly on the grill grate.
  5. Let turkey smoke for 4 hours or until the jerky is dry but still pliable.
  6. Remove turkey jerky from the grill and enjoy immediately or let it air dry over night before storing. Enjoy!

For more Traeger recipes, visit: https://www.traegergrills.com/recipes


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