How To Roast A Turkey On Your Big Green Egg
There’s no doubt about it, the Big Green Egg is the ultimate way to cook your Thanksgiving turkey. Outdoor cooking requires so little effort that you’ll be free to relax with your family and friends. This will also free your oven to make space for delicious side dishes.
Follow this guide for step-by-step instructions on how to cook your Thanksgiving turkey on your Big Green Egg! See the end of the article for how long to cook your turkey based on it’s weight.
- Big Green Egg
- Cooking Grid
- Vertical Turkey Roaster (or roasting rack)
- Smoking Chips
- 1 turkey, cleaned thoroughly
- Poultry seasoning
- 1 whole onion cut in half
- 1 celery stalk
- 2 cups chicken broth, wine, or water
- Your choice of smoking chips
- Light the Big Green Egg and bring the cooking temperature up to 325°F of indirect heat.
- Once the proper temperature is achieved, open the dome and add in your choice of smoking chips to the coals. We recommend pecan smoking chips, but the choice is up to you.
- Add the convEGGtor to the Big Green Egg (legs up), then add the cooking grid.
- Generously spread your seasoning over the outside of the turkey. Place the turkey onto a vertical turkey roaster or into a roasting rack, then place into a drip pan for easy clean up.
- Add the onion, celery, and your choice of either broth, wine, or water to the drip pan.
- Place drip pan with turkey on the cooking grid. Close the Big Green Egg.
- Allow your turkey to sit in the closed EGG for 2 hours. Check the internal temperature of the turkey. USDA guidelines recommend an internal temperature of 165°F. It’s important to note that the turkey’s internal temperature will continue to rise a few degrees after it’s removed from the EGG.
- Once your turkey has reached the ideal internal temperature, remove the turkey from the EGG and tent it with aluminum foil. Let the bird rest for a 10 minutes so that the juices settle.
- Carve and enjoy!
Cook Time Estimates Based On Weight
- 6 – 10lbs: 1.5 to 2 hours
- 10 – 18lbs: 2 to 2.5 hours
- 18 – 22lbs: 2.5 to 3 hours
- 22 – 24lbs: 3 to 3.5 hours