The next step is to inject the turkey. You can use a store bought injection like Tony’s Creole Butter, but I created my own version.
Smoked Turkey Butter Injection
– 1 stick real butter
– 1 cup chicken broth
– 1 TBS Hot Sauce
– 1 tea Granulated Garlic
– 1 tea Cajun Seasoning (I used Louisanna brand)
Melt the butter in a sauce pan and add the chicken broth, hot sauce, garlic, and Cajun seasoning. Whisk the ingredients together and remove from heat once incorporated. It doesn’t need to come to a boil.
Let the injection cool and shoot it into the turkey. Hit the breast in 3-4 locations on each side and do the same for the legs and thighs. Before placing the turkey on the smoker, use butcher twine to secure the legs and wings.