Cajun-Injected Turkey Breast on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.

This bone-in Cajun-injected turkey breast came out absolutely fantastic. A bit spicy, unbelievably moist, and a lot good. I made it in our Char-Broil Big Easy, and believe me, it can’t get any easier. Poultry in the Big Easy normally takes 10 minutes per pound and this was no exception. Just shoot up the breast with a simple, spicy marinade, drop it in a lit Big Easy, and 80 minutes later (for my 8 pound breast) you have a perfectly cooked turkey that is incredibly juicy. The skin on this bird does not crisp up thanks to the amount of liquid in the marinade. Fans of munching on crunchy skin will be disappointed with that, but the flavorful turkey more than makes up for it.

Cajun-Injected Turkey Breast on the Char-Broil Big Easy

(I just noticed that my turkey breast looks like a Conehead.. or an old Spanish helmet!)

Cajun-Injected Turkey Breast on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You could make this recipe using a boneless turkey breast, but you’ll probably have to adjust the cooking time, and you can probably get away with using half the amount of marinade.

For injecting my turkey (and anything else), I use a Bayou Classic needle. It can handle absolutely anything you put into it.

If you want to skip the injection, try my easy turkey recipe for the Big Easy.

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Cajun-Injected Turkey Breast on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Cajun-Injected Turkey Breast on the Char-Broil Big Easy

This bone-in Cajun-injected turkey breast came out absolutely fantastic. A bit spicy, unbelievably moist, and a lot good. I made it in our Char-Broil Big Easy, and believe me, it can’t get any easier. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Cajun, Char-Broil, turkey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 1 turkey
Calories 1968kcal

Ingredients

For the turkey

For the marinade

Instructions

  • Trim any excess skin from the breast. Rinse it and pat it dry.
  • Place marinade ingredients into a blender and puree for 5 minutes until smooth.
  • Inject turkey with the marinade in many places. Go crazy, but not so crazy that you create a turkey pin cushion (I try to slide the needle under the skin and inject in several spots so there aren’t as many holes).
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Spray the Big Easy basket with non-stick spray.
  • Insert the turkey breast and lower the basket into the Big Easy.
  • Cover (see my note) and cook 10 minutes per pound.
  • Check temperature in multiple spots. Once the turkey reaches 165 F remove it from the Big Easy and cover it in foil and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Carve as desired.
  • Note: I usually don’t cover my Big Easy with the lid until the last 30 minutes of cooking, otherwise the top part of the turkey gets too dark compared to the rest of the turkey.

Nutrition

Calories: 1968kcal | Carbohydrates: 279g | Protein: 181g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 421mg | Sodium: 10034mg | Potassium: 3941mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 225g | Vitamin A: 27442IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 529mg | Iron: 22mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

5 thoughts on “Cajun-Injected Turkey Breast on the Char-Broil Big Easy

    • Yes, you want to use the high temperature setting. My Big Easy has just one setting, On, which I believe is the same as High on the SRG (Smoker, Roaster and Grill) version of the Big Easy.

      Regards,
      Mike

  1. My big easy has a range. And in high it’s about 450F I installed a temperature gauge and I use an electronic one. The skin will get crisp and to dark if I keep it on high.

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