Smoked Turkey Jerky Recipe

Turkey jerky
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  • 6 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 1-1/2 pounds (6 servings)

Cooked turkey is sliced thin and spiced with ginger and soy sauce to make this turkey jerky. If you do not have a dehydrator, you can place on racks inside baking sheets and use your oven's lowest temperature setting. Plan ahead for marination time.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (can use light soy sauce)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 pounds cooked turkey, sliced paper thin (turkey thighs are breasts are best)

How to Make It

Mix soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, and liquid smoke together in a bowl. Dip turkey slices into a marinade. Place dipped meat in layers in a bowl or dish. Pour remaining marinade sauce over meat. Cover tightly and let marinate in the refrigerator for 6 to 12 hours. Rotate layers of meat occasionally.

Place in dehydrator until dry. While meat is drying, blot excess oil with paper towel. 

Recipe Source: Dehydrated & Delicious by Ron Popeil and John May
Reprinted with permission.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 277
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 96 mg
Sodium 2,250 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 30 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)