Myron Mixon's Smoked Turkey

Myron Mixon's Smoked Turkey
Staff Writer


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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 37g 57%
  • Carbs 34g 11%
  • Saturated 10g 51%
  • Fiber 2g 7%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 22g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 99g 199%
  • Cholesterol 661mg 220%
  • Sodium 1,561mg 65%
  • Calcium 280mg 28%
  • Magnesium 122mg 31%
  • Potassium 1,072mg 31%
  • Iron 10mg 58%
  • Zinc 20mg 133%
  • Phosphorus 983mg 140%
  • Vitamin A 143µg 16%
  • Vitamin C 4mg 7%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 26%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 81%
  • Niacin (B3) 31mg 155%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 119%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 62µg 16%
  • Vitamin B12 10µg 169%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin K 94µg 117%
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