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BBQ Pulled Turkey Sandwiches

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Hickory

This wood-fired turkey recipe is grilled then braised to create a flavorful, moist, and tender protein that easily shreds and is lower in fat than pork. Turkey sandwiches are perfect any time of year and for any off road adventure.

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  • 6 turkey thighs, skin on

  • Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 1 1/2 Cup chicken or turkey broth

  • Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • 6 Whole buns or Kaiser rolls, split

  • Unsalted butter, softened, as needed for rolls

  • Slaw or thinly sliced cabbage, for serving, optional

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    180 ˚F

  • 2

    Season the turkey thighs on both sides with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.

    • 6 turkey thighs, skin on

    • As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 3

    Insert the probe horizontally into a turkey thigh, avoiding the bone, if applicable. Place the turkey thighs directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke for 30 minutes.

    180 ˚F

  • 4

    Transfer the thighs to a sturdy disposable aluminum foil or roasting pan. Pour the broth around the thighs. Cover the pan with foil or a lid. Increase the grill temperature to 325℉. Roast the thighs until they reach an internal temperature of 180℉.

    325 ˚F

    180 ˚F

    • 1 1/2 Cup chicken or turkey broth

  • 5

    Remove pan from the grill, and let the turkey thighs cool slightly until they can be comfortably handled.
  • 6

    Pour off the drippings and reserve. Remove the skin and discard. Pull the turkey meat into shreds with your fingers and return the meat to the roasting pan.
  • 7

    Add 1 cup or more of Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce along with some of the drippings. Recover the pan with foil and reheat the BBQ turkey on the Traeger for 20-30 minutes.

    325 ˚F

    • As Needed Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • 8

    If desired, butter the buns and place cut-side down on the grill grates to toast, 2-3 minutes.

    325 ˚F

    • 6 Whole buns or Kaiser rolls, split

    • Unsalted butter, softened, as needed for rolls

  • 9

    Remove the turkey and toasted buns from the grill. If using, add slaw to the buns, top with turkey, the top bun, and serve warm. Enjoy!

    • As Needed Slaw or thinly sliced cabbage, for serving, optional

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