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Smoked Turkey Breast with Alabama White Sauce

Cooks in 2-3 hours
Serves 4-6






Robyn Lindars, Grill Girl Robyn


  • 1 bone-in turkey breast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sunshine State of Mind BBQ Rub (optional)
  • Alabama White Sauce Recipe
  • 2 cups mayo (Southerners prefer Duke’s)
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 2 tsp prepared horseradish
  • 1 tbsp fresh ground pepper
  • Juice AND zest of one lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Dash (or more) hot sauce
  • Dash smoked paprika


Smoked Turkey Breasts, brined in pickle juice and finished with tangy Alabama White BBQ Sauce, is the perfect preparation for succulent turkey breasts, leaving them moist, juicy and full of smoke flavor. Serve Alabama White sauce on the table in a mason jar so guests can add additional sauce as they please. Once you have Turkey breasts this way, you’ll never want to have them any other way! Smoked Turkey breasts finished in Alabama white sauce is my go-to way to enjoy turkey, for special occasions or even a great weeknight meal that yields leftovers everyone is excited about eating the next day.


Place charcoal into your grill and let it get to maximum 325 degrees setting up direct and indirect zones.

If brining, pull out brine and rub with salt and pepper and Sunshine State of Mind. Add wood chips and let them being to smoke and add your turkey breast.

Smoke the turkey breast at 325 until the internal temperature reads 165 in various places on the breast with a thermapen, at 325 this should take about 2 hours give or take.

While the turkey is smoking, combine the ingredients for your Alabama White Sauce and let it chill in the refrigerator until it’s ready to be used.

Once the turkey has reached an internal temp of 165, tent it under foil for 10 minutes before slicing into it.

Slice the turkey breast against the grain and pair with a generous amount of Alabama White Sauce.

Prepare to experience turkey ecstasy!!!!