Hands down, this is the best spatchcock turkey smoker recipe with BBQ rub and sauce. With NO BRINING NEEDED! There’s so much tasty sweet and smoky flavor going on in EACH BITE. It’s an easy pellet grill recipe for a crowd. Let’s smoke it…
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When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 400°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.400 ˚F
On a cutting board, chop together the garlic, parsley, thyme, rosemary, and scallions until the mixture forms a paste. Set aside.
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 2 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- 2 scallions, chopped
Spatchcock the turkey: Using a large knife or shears, cut the turkey open along the backbone on both sides, through the ribs, and remove the backbone. Flip the bird over and press down on the breastbone to flatten; this will allow the turkey to roast evenly.
- 1 (18-20 lb) whole turkey
With the bird breast side up, season the exterior with half the Traeger Fin & Feather Rub and salt, then rub two thirds of the the herb mixture into the bird. Drizzle with the olive oil. Flip the bird and season with the remaining Fin & Feather Rub, salt, and herb mixture.
- 4 Tablespoon Traeger Fin & Feather Rub
- 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt
- 3 Tablespoon Olive oil
Insert the probe into the thickest part of the turkey breast. Place the turkey directly on the grill grates, breast-side up. Close the lid and cook for 30 minutes.400 ˚F
Reduce the Traeger temperature to 300℉ and continue to cook until the internal temperature reaches 160℉, for 3-4 hours more.300 ˚F 160 ˚F
Remove the turkey from the grill and let rest for 20-25 minutes before carving. The internal temperature will continue to rise to a finished temperature of 165°F. Enjoy!
Set the Grill to 450 Degrees
When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 450 and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Place the turkey directly on the grill grate and cook for 30 minutes.
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