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Applewood Smoked Brined Turkey Breast Or Thighs Recipe

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This recipe for Applewood Smoked Brined Turkey Breast Or Thighs, by , is from Ken's Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Ken Albrecht



cup Salt
cup Brown sugar
2 quarts Water
3-4 lbs Turkey thighs or breasts
2 tbsp Lemon juice
2 Bay leaves
1 tbsp Peppercorns
2 tbsp Jarred Garlic
1 tbsp Whole Thyme
4 Parsley sprigs


cup Ancho chili powder
2 tbsp Brown sugar
1 tbsp Ground cumin
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Coarse ground pepper
2 tbsp Coarse salt
Canola oil
cup Butter

Bring the brine ingredients to a boil. Cool. Brine turkey for 8-12 hours.

Brush meat with oil then apply the rub. Cook the turkey for 2-3 hours. Coat with butter, wrap and cook for another hour or to 160. Let rest for 30 minutes. Slice and serve.




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