Sweet Heat Cajun Spatchcock Turkey

Cook Time

180 Mins

Cooking Method

Barbecue

Cuisine

Cajun

Difficulty

Hard

Prep Time

30 Mins

Servings

7



Ingredients


16 oz Cajun Butter

Pit Boss Sweet Heat Rub

1 Brined Turkey



Cooking Instructions


This Smoked Spatchcock Turkey is seasoned “Cajun style” with Sweet Heat Rub to reinvigorate the classic Thanksgiving Turkey with new life and flavor. Be sure to buy a pre-brined turkey or brine it yourself with kosher salt and water the night before.

Injected with spicy Cajun butter and seasoned liberally with Pit Boss Sweet Heat Rub, this bird will cook evenly and relatively thanks to spatchcocking it before placing on the grill.

How to Spatchcock a Turkey

Cut out the spine with the turkey laying breast down. Once the spine is removed, flip the bird over and turn the thighs and legs out. Press down on the breastbone until the turkey lies flat.

Spatchcock Turkey Smoking Time (Per Pound)

At 300°F, it should take about 10 to 12 minutes per pound for the Turkey to reach 165°F. Be sure to check the breast and thigh meat internal temperature.

Note: It is recommended to use Mesquite Hardwood Pellets with this recipe.

  1. Preheat Pit Boss Grill to 300°F
  2. Inject the Turkey with Cajun butter and season liberally with Pit Boss Sweet Heat Rub.
  3. Place on the grill and cook until thighs and breasts reach 165°.
  4. Let rest for 30 minutes and serve.


Special Tools


  • Sharp Knife


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Remember to thaw your Turkey a few days in advance. It can take 24 hours for every 4 – 5 pounds of Turkey to completely defrost.



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