Montana Grills

Recipes - Poultry - Honey Smoked Turkey


  • 1 8 to 10 lbs turkey
  • 1 12 oz jar of honey
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped sage
  • 2 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp lean celery salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • your choice of Smoking Chips soaked in water for about 5 minutes


Preheat your outdoor grill for high heat. Place the smoking chips in your Smokerin™ smoker box. Remove neck and giblets from turkey. Rinse the bird and pat dry. Place in a medium grilling pan. In a medium bowl, mix together sage, ground black pepper, celery salt, basil and vegetable oil. Drizzle mixture over the turkey. Flip turkey breast side down in the pan. Loosely cover turkey with foil, and place the pan on the prepared grill. Cook approximately 1 hour.

Drizzle ½ the honey over the bird. Continue cooking covered approximately 1½ to 2 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 180° F. Uncover turkey and carefully flip it breast side up in the baking pan. Baste with remaining honey. Continue cooking approximately 15 minutes. The cooked honey will be very dark.