smoked keto holiday turkey recipe

Sara Louise's Keto Smoked Holiday Turkey

A low carb holiday turkey that is a delicious choice for all the family as any choice of holiday roast.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Smoked Holiday Turkey
Servings 20
Calories 200kcal
Author Sara Louise


  • 1 fresh whole turkey between 14-18 pounds lightly dried off with paper towels
  • 2 1/4 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbs Lakanto Syrup
  • 1 1/2 Cups chicken stock
  • 1 Tbs Kosher salt
  • 2 Tsp fine ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs Coconut oil or Avocado


  • To bring out that smoked flavor soak pecan wood chips in a big bowl of cold water for a minimum of 6 hours, around 12 hours is a good time.
  • Cook the keto holiday turkey using either a smoker or charcoal grill.
  • Set charcoal grill or smoker for indirect heat, to around 275 degrees F.
  • Add the soaked pecan wood chips to hot charcoal and allow them to char very well before starting to smoke the turkey.
  • Place the turkey on the rack inside of the cooking pan or oven.
  • Now you need to baste the keto holiday turkey.
  • Brush entire turkey with oil generously, all around and on the sides until evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle the kosher salt and black pepper on turkey evenly and it is ready to roast.
  • Place roaster pan in smoker or charcoal grill with the top shut completely closed for 45 minutes.
  • Using a mixing bowl combine the vinegar, chicken stock and Lakanto. Every 30 minutes or so baste the turkey.
  • Keep basting until, when using a meat thermometer the temperature of the part of the breast registers to 155 degrees F. and the thigh registers to 165 degrees F.
  • The turkey should be a very satisfying golden brown color and should be done between in 3-5 hours, exactly how long will depend on the uncooked weight of the turkey.
  • When it is ready you can remove the rack and pan and reserve juices for the gravy. Add some extra boiling water if necessary.
  • Place the smoked keto holiday turkey on a large cutting board and allow to cool down for 15-20 minutes before carving and serving to family and guests.


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Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 310mg | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.2mg