Keto Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast

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Keto Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast
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This keto Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast recipe is a perfect American dish to add to your regular offerings! Anyone who enjoys Turkey, Breasts, Smoked is going to absolutely love this low-carb Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast variation. Providing 10 servings, it's bursting with flavor and certain to leave even the pickiest eaters in your house satisfied and wanting more of this amazing American dish! If you like this keto Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast recipe, create an account and add it to your favorites; or better yet, share it with others via the social links above!

This Keto Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast recipe is perfect if you're following the ketogenic diet! It's simple to make, and the hickory smoke flavor will satisfy your taste buds without breaking your keto plan. Perfect for enjoying with your friends and family over the holidays! The hickory smoked flavor gives the turkey a delicious smoky taste, while the keto recipe ensures that you won't be overindulging during the holidays. This is a healthier alternative to traditional holiday recipes and a great way to enjoy a healthy lifestyle during the holidays!

Cooking Time
180 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes

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Keto Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast Recipe Ingredients

  • Injection Recipe:
  • 1 whole turkey breast (about 6-8 lbs)
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • Dry Rub Recipe:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Keto Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast Recipe Instructions

  1. Preheat your smoker to 275 degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees C). Follow the manufacturer's directions for adding hickory chips.
  2. Combine chicken broth, melted butter, salt, and poultry spice in a small bowl. Inject the solution into the breasts in a uniform manner.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the remaining two tablespoons of butter. Brush the breasts equally.
  4. Combine salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper in a small bowl. Make sure the rub is equally distributed on all sides of the breast.
  5. Place the breast in the prepared smoker for 3 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71 degrees C). Remove the meat from the smoker and set it aside to rest for 20 minutes.

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How to Properly Store Chicken

How long can cooked chicken be stored in a refrigerator or freezer?

That relies upon several conditions, but chicken, once cooked, should be refrigerated within 2 hours. To maximize the shelf life of cooked chicken for protection and exceptional quality, refrigerate the chicken in shallow bins or wrap it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. The cooked chicken will remain for three to four days in the fridge.

To further increase the shelf life of a cooked chicken, freeze it. Store the cooked chicken in plastic storage bins or heavy ziplock freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.

How long does cooked chicken remain withinside the freezer?

Properly stored, it'll preserve the quality of the chicken for approximately four months; however, it will continue to be edible past that time.
The freezer time given is for the best quality of the meat. Cooked chicken that is continuously frozen will preserve indefinitely.

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How long does cooked chicken remain after being frozen and thawed? 

Cooked chicken that properly thaws out in the refrigerator will be edible for three to four days. Cooked chicken thawed in the microwave or in bloodless has no other shelf life and should be consumed immediately.

How long does cooked chicken store at room temperature?

Bacteria develop hastily at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F; cooked chicken must be discarded if left out for more than two hours at improper temperatures.

How to know if a cooked chicken has good bad?

The most common manner is to smell and examine the chicken. Most symptoms of bad chicken include:

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  • slimy texture

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