Hot and Fast BBQ Turkey

Hot and Fast BBQ Turkey

Category Smoke Poultry BBQ Holiday Season
Servings 8
Prep Time 2 Hours
Cook Time 3.5 Hours

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

Pit Boss Kitchen


  • 1 whole Turkey, thawed
  • 1 cup Turkey Stock
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • To Taste, Chili Flakes
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 3 Thyme Sprigs
  • 3 cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

Special Tools

  • Roasting Pan
  • Sauce Pot


  1. Rinse turkey thoroughly under cold water, then blot dry with paper towels. Place on a greased rack of a roasting pan. Set aside.
  1. Prepare the injection solution in a saucepot, whisk together the turkey stock, honey, olive oil, smashed garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Smoked Salt & Pepper Rub and chili flakes. Add in the thyme sprigs and bay leaf.
  1. Bring mixture to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cool for 30 minutes, then strain.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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 Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce during the final 10 minutes of roasting time.
  1. Remove from the grill, and allow the turkey to rest for 30 minutes, then carve and serve warm.


Recipe Video

Recipe Note

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.