Smoked Turkey Breast

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  • Hickory wood chunks
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 (5-pound) bone-in turkey breast


  1. Soak wood chunks in water 1 hour.
  2. Combine salt and next 3 ingredients; rub mixture over turkey breast.
  3. Prepare charcoal fire in smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Drain wood chunks, and place on coals. Place water pan in smoker; add water to depth of fill line. Place turkey in center of lower food rack.
  5. Cook, covered, 5 to 6 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 170°, adding additional water to depth of fill line, if necessary. Remove from smoker; let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
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