This Honey Smoked Turkey Breast is a boneless, skin-less Turkey Breast smoked on my Traeger Pellet Grill - and then topped with a Honey Glaze and raw, turbinado sugar to create a sweet and crispy bark.
Honey Smoked Turkey Breast
Instead of roasting the turkey breast in the coven, I cook it outside on my pellet grill and create a sugary crust on the outside by adding a brown sugar/honey glaze at the end and topping it with raw, turbinado sugar. The heat from the pits melts the glaze and gives it a sweet, crunchy texture that goest excellent on turkey.
2 turkey breast boneless/skinless
1/4 cup Swine Life Mississippi Grind Seasoning
2 cups Butcher BBQ Bird Booster Honey Injection
2 sticks butter - melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon apple juice
1/4 cup turbinado sugar/sugar in the raw
Prepare pellet smoker for indirect cooking at 300 degrees using pecan pellets for smoke flavor.
Remove skin from turkey breast if present and trim excess fat. Season both turkey breast with Mississippi Grind seasoning. Mix Bird Booster Honey according to package directions and inject about 8oz into each breast spreading the injection sites around in a grid pattern.
Place turkey breast on pit and cook until internal temperature reaches 150 degrees about 1 hour 30 minutes. Baste with melted butter every 20-30 minutes to keep turkey breast moist and to help brown the outside.
Combine brown sugar, honey, orange juice, and apple juice in a small pot over medium low heat. Stirring just until the sugar dissolves and the mixture has a syrup like consistency.
Baste each turkey breast with the brown sugar/honey mixture and dust with the turbinado sugar.
Continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove the turkey breast from the pit and rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.
To reheat a whole, FULLY COOKED Turkey Breast, you can place it in a pan with a few tablespoons of liquid – like apple juice. Cover with foil and reheat at 300 degrees until it hits 140-145 internal.
How do I reheat turkey breast