Hot and Fast BBQ Turkey

Cook Time

120 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

30 mins




1 bay leaf

1/2 tsp Black Peppercorns, Ground

Pinch Chili Flakes

4 Garlic Cloves, peeled and smashed

1/4 cup Honey

3/4 cup Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

1 Honeysuckle White® Turkey, thawed

1 tsp Kosher Salt

1/4 cup Olive Oil

3 Thyme Sprigs

1 cup Turkey Stock

3 cups Water

2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

Cooking Instructions

Get delicious, holiday-table ready turkey in just 2 hours. Yeah, you read that right--this Hot & Fast BBQ Turkey will have you gobbling down you turkey dinner in half the time. Honeysuckle White® turkey is injected with a mixture of honey, garlic and herbs, then roasted on high until crisp, golden and moist. Better yet, it’s finished off with a spicy-sweet glaze of BBQ sauce.  

Wood Pellet Recommendation 

The spicey, savory flavors from our Mesquite Blend Hardwood Pellets will go nicely with this barbecue classic recipe.  

  1. Rinse Honeysuckle White® turkey thoroughly under cold water, then blot dry with paper towels. Place on a greased rack of a roasting pan. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the injection solution: in a saucepot, whisk together the turkey stock, honey, olive oil, smashed garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Add in the thyme sprigs and bay leaf. Bring mixture to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cool for 30 minutes, then strain.
  3. Using an injection needle, inject the solution throughout the turkey. Rub 1 tablespoon of solution over the top of the turkey. Add water to the bottom of the roasting pan. Set aside.
  4. Fire up your Pit Boss pellet grill on SMOKE mode and let it run with lid open for 10 minutes then preheat to 450° F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for high heat.
  5. Transfer the turkey to the grill and roast for 100 to 120 minutes, until an internal temperature of 165° F is reached, rotating every 30 minutes. Tent with foil after 30 minutes, then brush all over with BBQ sauce during the final 10 minutes of roasting time.
  6. Remove from the grill, and allow the turkey to rest for 30 minutes, then carve and serve warm.

Special Tools

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Basting Brush
  • Marinade Injector
  • Paper Towel
  • Roasting Pan
  • Sauce Pot
  • Whisk

Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip

Inject the turkey with the solution 24 hours prior to roasting for enhanced flavor. Remove from refrigeration 1 hour prior to roasting on the grill.

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