Smoked Turkey Jerky Recipe

Turkey jerky
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  • Total: 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. 

Recipe reprinted with permission from Dehydrated & Delicious by Ron Popeil and John May.

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)
277 Calories
7g Fat
24g Carbs
30g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)