Smoked Turkey Legs Recipe
How to Smoke Turkey Legs
Turkey legs tend to hold in moisture longer than a turkey breast because of the naturally dark meat. However, we still recommend brining your turkey legs in this smoked turkey legs recipe because turkey is so low in fat. Brining the turkey legs will make sure you have a tender, moist dish that you are proud to serve to your guests. Don't be afraid of the 4-5 hours it takes to smoke these turkey legs because it will give you a flavor you just simply cant recreate in an oven. If you follow the directions in the recipe below, your turkey legs should come off the smoker with a brown, crispy skin with a juicy and smokey flavor on the inside.
Smoked Turkey Legs Brine Ingredients
Smoked Turkey Legs Rub Seasoning
Other Smoking Ingredients
Smoked Turkey Legs Recipe Directions
Knowing how long to smoke turkey legs is critical to getting this recipe right. The smoking time will take about 4-5 hours. The easiest way to check your turkey legs for doneness is to use an instant-read meat thermometer in the deepest part of the turkey leg to see if it has reached a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. See our meat doneness chart for a full list of different meat doneness internal temperatures.
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