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Smoke Freaks Grand Champion Turkey Breast

smoked turkey breast with bbq sauce
Serves 5-6






Ann Neale, Smoke Freaks


  • Boneless turkey breast, any size
  • Mayonnaise
  • Simply Marvelous Pecan Rub
  • Blues Hog Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
  • Spray butter


Turkey Prep:

Remove skin and trim any silver skin or cartilage.

Slather with a light coat of mayonnaise and a medium coating of Simply Marvelous Pecan Rub.

Smoking the Turkey:

Smoke with pecan wood at 300° F. Mop or spray with butter every 30 minutes.

At 150° F, glaze turkey breast with Blues Hog Raspberry Chipotle Sauce. Cook until the turkey reaches 165° F.

Remove form heat and rest for 10-15 minutes. Slice thin and as the Smoke Freaks would say, #FreakON!

Behind the Smoke:

This recipe is courtesy of the Smoke Freaks, winners of Turkey Smoke at the Honor Q competition held in Illinois in September 2020. Here’s what they had to say about their entry:

The goal: tender, juicy turkey that tasted like BBQ, not Thanksgiving dinner. After all, it was a #TurkeySmoke competition. So we went with good ole’ pecan wood for the smoke, trusty Simply Marvelous Pecan rub and decadent Blue’s Hog Raspberry Chipotle sauce.

This delivered a beautiful balance of salt, sweet, savory and heat but make no mistake, there was definitely a kick of flavor for an oh-so-fire-kissed awesome flavor experience.