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5 from 13 votes

Marinated Smoked Turkey Breast

Marinated Smoked Turkey Breast is all the goodness of a whole bird scaled down to a non-holiday portion. Perfect for a weeknight cookout or a perfect weekday dinner option. This is a delicious, tender and juicy recipe that you will cook again and again.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 10 minutes
Marinating Time8 hours
Total Time10 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Barbecue
Keyword: Marinated Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Turkey Breast
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 5-pound boneless skinless turkey breast
  • 2 cups lemon lime soda
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon creamy horseradish sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced


  • Marinate the turkey. Combine all ingredients for the marinade in a gallon zip top bag. Place the turkey breasts in the marinade and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate the marinating turkey for at least 8 hours, and no more than 24 hours.
  • Preheat your smoker. Prepare your smoker for indirect cooking at 225 degrees F.
  • Smoke the turkey. Remove the turkey breast from the marinade and place it directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke at 225 degrees F for about 2 hours, or until the internal temperature reads 150 degrees F (whichever happens first.)
  • Finish cooking. Increase the temperature of your smoker to around 500 degrees F. Continue to cook the turkey for 5-8 minutes per side or until the exterior is nice and caramelized and the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
  • Rest, slice, and serve. Remove the turkey to a plate and cover with foil. The carry-over heat will continue to cook the turkey for a few minutes while it rests. Thinly slice the turkey breasts and serve.



Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 113g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 315mg | Sodium: 211mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 6mg