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BBQ Pulled Turkey Sandwiches

Traeger Kitchen


BBQ Pulled Turkey Sandwiches

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

2

Hours

Serves

6 - 8

People

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What's this?

This wood-fired turkey recipe is grilled then braised to create a flavorful, moist, and tender protein that easily shreds and is lower in fat than pork. Turkey sandwiches are perfect any time of year and for any off road adventure.

Ingredients

  • 6 Whole Turkey Thighs

  • As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 1 1/2 Cup chicken broth

  • 1 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • 6 Whole Kaiser Buns, Split

Steps

  • 1

    Season turkey thighs on both sides with the Traeger Pork & Poultry rub.
  • 2

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 3

    Arrange the turkey thighs directly on the grill grate and smoke for 30 minutes.
  • 4

    Transfer the thighs to a sturdy disposable aluminum foil or roasting pan. Pour the broth around the thighs. Cover the pan with foil or a lid.
  • 5

    Increase temperature to 325℉ and preheat, lid closed. Roast the thighs until they reach an internal temperature of 180℉.
  • 6

    Remove pan from the grill, but leave grill on. Let the turkey thighs cool slightly until they can be comfortably handled.
  • 7

    Pour off the drippings and reserve. Remove the skin and discard.
  • 8

    Pull the turkey meat into shreds with your fingers and return the meat to the roasting pan.
  • 9

    Add 1 cup or more of your favorite Traeger BBQ Sauce along with some of the drippings.
  • 10

    Recover the pan with foil and reheat the BBQ turkey on the Traeger for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • 11

    Serve with toasted buns if desired. Enjoy!