Smoking Times

Smoked whole turkey on a roaster - poultry smoking times

Whole Turkey, Turkey Breast

  • Servings: Plan for 1 pound of raw weight per person
  • Total smoking time:
    4 – 6 hours
  • Per pound smoking time: 30 – 45 minutes
  • Finished internal temperature: 170°F
  • Rest after smoking: 20 minutes 

Turkey Legs, Wings

  • Servings: Plan for 1 leg
    or 2 – 3 wings per person
  • Total smoking time:
    2 – 3 hours
  • Per pound smoking time: N/A
  • Finished internal temperature: 170°F 
  • Rest after smoking:
    20 minutes
Lamb leg - poultry smoking times
A freshly smoked whole chicken is placed on a roaster - poultry smoking times

Whole Chicken

  • Servings: Plan for 1 pound of raw weight per person
  • Total smoking time: 2 – 3 hours
  • Per pound smoking time:
    30 – 45 minutes
  • Finished internal temperature: 170°F
  • Rest after smoking: 20 minutes

Chicken Quarters, Thighs, Wings

  • Servings: Plan for one quarter, two thighs, or 4 – 6 whole wings per person
  • Total smoking time: 1 – 2 hours (less for smaller pieces)
  • Per pound smoking time: N/A
  • Finished internal temperature: 170°F 
  • Rest after smoking:
    10 minutes
A plate full of chicken wings freshly smoked - poultry smoking times
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