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Honey BBQ Spatchcock Turkey
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Resting Time
45 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 30 mins

A great way to sweeten up a Thanksgiving tradition.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 1 whole turkey around 10-11 lbs
  • 1/2 Cup of BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup of Honey
  • 1/4 Cup of Paprika
  • 2 tbsp of Cumin
  • 2 tbsp of Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp of Salt
  • 2 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Black Pepper
  1. First, make sure to properly spatchcock the turkey by removing the backbone. Follow these instructions in the notes below!

  2. Once turkey is properly spatchcocked and at room temperature, rub olive oil all over the bird. In a bowl, mix the paprika, cumin, brown sugar, salt & black pepper. Season the turkey with the mixture thoroughly.

  3. Using some charcoal, light fire in Weber Grill and let burn for 15-20 minutes. Once charcoal is white hot, make a crescent moon shape on one side of the grill for indirect grilling. OPTIONAL: Add some apple or pecan wood chunks to the top of the charcoal for added flavor.
  4. Place turkey on the opposite side of the charcoal (legs facing the charcoal) for indirect grilling. Insert Weber iGrill into the breast of the bird and setup for a "whole turkey not stuffed".
  5. Once set up, drizzle 1/3 of the bbq sauce & honey on top of bird and evenly spread all over. Do this two more times: once when halfway through cooking and another right before pulling the turkey off. Close lid and let turkey cook for about 3-3.5 hours on 250-275F or until breast temperature is 165F. Add charcoal & wood chunks when needed.

  6. Once the Weber iGrill reads 165F, then pull turkey off and let rest for 30-45 minutes. Serve & enjoy Thanksgiving!

Recipe Notes

Gear: Weber Grill & Weber iGrill

Spatchcocking Instructions: Please Click Here