Photo: Jody Horton; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas 
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
10 Hours 5 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 to 10 servings

Smoked Turkey Breast is a winning choice for your Thanksgiving table or any dining occasion. This turkey breast is bursting with smoky flavor, incredibly moist, and super tender too.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring cider and next 7 ingredients to a boil in a large stockpot or 8-qt. Dutch oven over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in ice. Cool completely (1 hour).

Step 2

Place turkey in brine; cover and chill 5 to 12 hours.

Step 3

Prepare smoker according to manufacturer's directions, bringing internal temperature to 225° to 250°; maintain temperature 15 to 20 minutes. Place wood chunks on coals.

Step 4

Remove turkey from brine, and pat dry with paper towels. Smoke turkey, maintaining temperature inside smoker between 225° and 250°, for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 165°.

Step 5

Remove turkey, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let stand 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

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