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Hickory Smoked Turkey

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Ingredients
  Hickory chips 5
  Turkey 12 Pound
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Cooking oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Soak hickory chips in enough water to cover, about an hour before cooking.
Drain chips.
Rinse bird and pat dry; rub cavity with salt.
Skewer neck skin to back.
Tuck wing tips behind shoulder joints.
Push drumsticks under band of skin or tie to tail.
In covered grill arrange medium-slow coals around edge of grill.
Sprinkle coals with some of dampened chips.
Center foil pan on grill, not directly over coals.
Place bird, breast side up, in foil pan; brush with oil.
Insert meat thermometer in center of inside thigh muscle without touching bone.
Lower grill hood.
Grill over medium-slow coals till thermometer registers 185°, 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.
Sprinkle hickory chips over coals every 20 to 30 minutes.
Brush bird " often with additional oil.
Add more coals, if needed.
Let the turkey stand 15 minutes

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Grilling
Ingredient: 
Poultry

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 8942 Calories from Fat 4206

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 468 g719.4%

Saturated Fat 123.3 g616.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3918.9 mg1306.3%

Sodium 9514.9 mg396.5%

Total Carbohydrates 0 g

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 0 g

Protein 1113 g2226.3%

Vitamin A 7.6% Vitamin C

Calcium 82% Iron 387.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Hickory Smoked Turkey Recipe