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.
I think that like most people, I purchased my Char-Broil Big Easy for making Thanksgiving turkey. And I’ve sure made my share of fantastic turkeys using it, too. From spicy to savory, the Big Easy does turkey amazing, each and every time. This recipe for savory turkey on the Char-Broil Big Easy produces a tremendous bird, filled with the flavors of Thanksgiving. It looks fantastic, tastes delicious, and is so moist and tender. All that and so very easy to make, you can’t beat the Big Easy time and time again.
When injecting this savory turkey on the Char-Broil Big Easy it’s important to be consistent. You don’t want to bite into huge pockets of injection in one bite, only to get nothing in the next. Don’t rush the process. Take your time and get the injection in everywhere, from just under the skin, to deep inside the breast meat.
I use a heavy duty injector that has larger holes for injecting liquids that have big chunks of ingredients. Even so, it can be challenging and sometimes clogs. I recommend grinding your spice ingredients first so they are fine enough to easily flow through the injector.
Also try my beer-and-butter Big Easy turkey!
Savory Turkey on the Char-Broil Big Easy
For the turkey
- 9 pound turkey breast bone-in
- olive oil
For the seasoning
- Combine all ingredients. If your injector does not have large holes you will want to grind the mixture first, using either a mortar and pestle or spice grinder. Half of the mixture will be used for the injection, while the remaining seasoning will be using as a rub for the outside of the turkey.
For the injection
- Combine all ingredients with half of the seasoning mix. Whisk well to dissolve the salt.
For the turkey
- Inject the injection mixture evenly into the turkey. Get it everywhere.
- Lightly rub the outside of the turkey with oil. Sprinkle with the remaining seasoning.
- Fire up your Big Easy. Add the turkey to the Big Easy basket and lower into the cooker.
- Cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound. Let the turkey reach 165 F for white meat, 175 F for dark meat. Remove from the cooker and let rest 15-20 minutes before slicing.
Nutritional values are approximate.