Myron Mixon's Smoked Turkey



  • One  15-pound turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 8 Cups  chicken broth
  • medium white onions, diced
  • cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Cup  dark brown sugar
  • 2 Cups  poultry seasoning

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by Myron Mixon

We go to my wife’s family’s Thanksgiving dinner every year and it’s one of my rare days off from cooking, but the truth is that I love to smoke turkey and I don’t believe in waiting for Thanksgiving to enjoy it. It’s an excellent way to feed a crowd at any celebration. And I believe dark meat and white meat are equally delicious, so I make sure I get some of both. Encourage your guests to do the same. And if you’ve never considered it before, you might try pulling the meat off the bird the same way you would when making pulled chicken to have pilled turkey sandwiches. They’re good, too. 


Rinse the turkey inside and out, and pat it dry thoroughly. Place the turkey in a large garbage bag, and add the chicken broth, onions, garlic, and brown sugar.
Tie the bag to seal it and place it in a large roasting pan. Allow the turkey to marinate this way in the refrigerator overnight.

When you are ready to cook the turkey, heat a smoker to 250 degrees. 

Remove the turkey from the bag, and discard the marinade. Apply the rub all over the bird.

Put the turkey on a rack in a large, deep aluminum pan, place the pan in the smoker, and cook for 5 hours or until the breast meat reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Remove the pan from the smoker. Allow the turkey to rest, loosely covered with foil, for 30 minutes. Then carve the turkey, and serve immediately.


Calories per serving:

886 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 446g 686%
  • Carbs 409g 136%
  • Saturated 123g 616%
  • Fiber 22g 86%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 260g
  • Monounsaturated 137g
  • Polyunsaturated 108g
  • Protein 1,193g 2,385%
  • Cholesterol 7,935mg 2,645%
  • Sodium 18,735mg 781%
  • Calcium 3,356mg 336%
  • Magnesium 1,468mg 367%
  • Potassium 12,869mg 368%
  • Iron 125mg 695%
  • Zinc 239mg 1,593%
  • Phosphorus 11,800mg 1,686%
  • Vitamin A 1,717µg 191%
  • Vitamin C 49mg 81%
  • Thiamin (B1) 5mg 314%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 17mg 975%
  • Niacin (B3) 372mg 1,858%
  • Vitamin B6 29mg 1,425%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 746µg 186%
  • Vitamin B12 122µg 2,031%
  • Vitamin D 21µg 5%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 53%
  • Vitamin K 1,123µg 1,404%
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