recipe

The Big Easy® Fried Thanksgiving Turkey

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Ingredients

Serves 10-12 People
Turkey
10-16
pound turkey
2
tablespoons of Canola oil
Marinade
1/2
cup melted butter
1/2
cup chicken stock
1
splash bourbon
Dry Rub
2
tablespoons paprika
1
tablespoon ancho chile powder
1
tablespoon cayenne pepper flakes
1
tablespoon onion powder
1
tablespoon garlic powder
1
tablespoon dried thyme
1
teaspoon ground bay leaves
1
tablespoon salt
1
tablespoon ground black pepper

Ingredient Tips

Turkey
Cook times in The Big Easy® Oil-less Turkey Fryer will vary depending on outdoor weather conditions and the weight of your turkey. In general, you can expect roughly 10 minutes of cook time per pound.

Directions

15 minutes for prep, see ingredient tip for cook time
1

Remove turkey giblets and the neck from the turkey. Rinse the bird thoroughly, and pat the turkey dry using paper towels.

2

Brush the skin of the turkey with Canola oil.

3

Mix the melted butter, chicken stock and bourbon together. Inject the marinade into each breast and leg of the bird using a marinade injector.

4

Place the bird breast side up inside the cooking basket. Then, place the basket into The Big Easy® Oil-less Turkey Fryer. Turn on the cooker to medium high, cooking to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit in the deepest section of the breast.

5

Remove the basket from The Big Easy® Oil-less Turkey Fryer, and let the bird rest for 10 to 15 minutes before taking it out from the basket.

Hot Tip: Use the drippings from the drip tray for gravy.
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  • Kali&Fred | Nov 15, 2017

    Umm the recipe for the rub looks great! But the recipe doesn't tell when to apply it? I assume it's after the injection right?

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    • Char-Broil | Nov 17, 2017

      Yes, apply the rub after injecting.

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  • Dry rub | Nov 16, 2017

    It does not say in recipe when to apply dry rub. I"m assuming after you inject it, but it would be helpful for recipe to say when.

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    • Char-Broil | Nov 17, 2017

      Yes, apply the rub after injecting.

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  • jerry | Nov 18, 2017

    watch the video for dry rub

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  • eschultz8 | Nov 19, 2017

    For those asking about the rub, it's easiest to add it after step 4 (after itsin basket). This way you don't lose the seasoning while trying to fit it in the basket.

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  • Jeff | Nov 21, 2017

    The cooker is flawless. It's all about the temp/prep for your meat.

    I love this thing. From pork butts to chicken wings it does everything just right.

    Let temperature and prep be your guide and you CAN'T go wrong. 10 out of 10 approval rating.

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  • Woody | Nov 22, 2017

    I have the oil less fryer/smoker/grill version. I keep the lid closed for about the first 20 min until the turkey starts to brown and prop the lid open to keep the outside from burning. I could never seem to get the turkey to sit in the basket correctly so now I also use a large bean can with a little water it (like bushes baked beans) and set the turkey on it like a beer can chicken. I find that this allows for a bigger bird and and keeps the shape better. Just be careful pulling out the can.

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  • Ernest | Nov 23, 2017

    I have used recipe dry rubs to store bought (Old Bay or Tony Chachere's if your brave!) I liberally sprinkle the bird just before it goes in. The cooker takes care of the rest. Tasty!

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  • turkey rubber | Jan 14, 2018

    When do you put on the dry rub mentioned in the ingredients but not given instructions for in the method section above? After the canola oil...will it burn?

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    • Shelby Hood | Aug 6, 2018

      Apply the dry rub after applying the canola oil; it won't burn.

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  • average time? | Nov 6, 2018

    what the average time per pound?

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    • Harrison Benett | Nov 7, 2018

      The average time per pound is 15 minutes per 1 pound.

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  • Jenn | Nov 14, 2018

    What is the largest weight turkey that can fit in this fryer?

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    • Char-Broil | Nov 16, 2018

      Hi Jenn, the fryer basket will fit a turkey up to 16 pounds.

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  • Phil | Nov 16, 2018

    What temp setting should I use to do my turkey

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    • Char-Broil | Nov 16, 2018

      Hi Phil, for The Big Easy the temperature setting is designed to work at optimum efficiency at its highest setting.

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  • Dobson777a | Nov 18, 2018

    Even though your specs indicate a maximum of 16lbs I just cooked a 19.5 lb Turkey. It appears if it fits in the basket it will work fine. BTW it took nearly 4.5 hours but looks perfect.

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  • big ed | Nov 20, 2018

    want to do a turkey in my big easy 3 in 1 do i cook it with lid up or down

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    • Char-Broil | Nov 28, 2018

      Hi, you can start with the lid up for a slower, more even cook then close the lid during the last 15 minutes for a finishing crisp.

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  • Smokin chick | Nov 23, 2018

    I love my Big Easy smoker/roaster/grill! Just made my 20lb thanksgiving turkey in it following these instructions and it came out great! One extra step I took was brining my turkey overnight. I kept the lid closed on high for the first half hour (with pecan wood chips) and then kept it open and on medium heat for the next 4hours, total cooktime 4.5hrs.

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