Cajun Brined Maple Smoked Turkey Breast

Traeger Kitchen


Cajun Brined Maple Smoked Turkey Breast

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

3 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

For your next BBQ platter, dish out a spicy & tender sliced turkey breast. This brined Cajun turkey smokes low & slow and is loaded with flavor.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

For the Brine
  • 1 Gallon water

  • 3/4 Cup canning and pickling salt

  • 3 Tablespoon minced garlic

  • 3 Tablespoon dark brown sugar

  • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning

main
  • 1 (5-6 lb) bone-in turkey breast

  • 3 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning

Steps

  • 1

    In a large food safe container or bucket, combine all of the ingredients for the brine with 1 gallon water. Stir until the salt is dissolved.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Gallon water

    • 3/4 Cup canning and pickling salt

    • 3 Tablespoon minced garlic

    • 3 Tablespoon dark brown sugar

    • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    • 2 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning

  • 2

    Place the turkey breast in the brine and weigh it down to ensure it is fully submerged. Cover and brine in a refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.
    Ingredients
    • 1 (5-6 lb) bone-in turkey breast

  • 3

    Remove the turkey breast from the brine and pat dry. Drizzle with the olive oil using your hands to cover all areas of the bird. Season liberally with Cajun seasoning.
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    Ingredients
    • 3 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

    • 2 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning

  • 4

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225˚F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes
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  • 5

    Place the turkey breast directly on the grill grate, close the lid and cook for 3 hours. After 3 hours, increase the temperature to 425°F and continue to cook for another 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 165˚F when a thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of the breast.
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    Grill225 ˚F
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  • 6

    Remove the turkey breast from the grill and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing. Slice and serve. Enjoy!

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