Smoked Turkey Jerky Recipe

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)

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

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


  • 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


  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!

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