The Best Turkey Jerky Recipe

Looking for something different from the usual jerky made out of beef? Well, you found it! This easy to make turkey jerky has a fantastic salty and sweet flavor that will top any jerky you have tried up to this point. I know that's a bold statement, but it's most definitely that good.

Lean Turkey Breast – Turkey Breast Marinade – Soy sauce – Worcestershire sauce – Brown sugar – Garlic powder – Onion powder – Liquid smoke – Curing salt (optional)



Nesco Dehydrator

Sharp Knife


Turkey breast can be bought at most supermarkets already removed from the bird. No need to buy a whole turkey, the breast or tenderloin (a tender cut from the breast) can normally be found on the shelf alongside the ground turkey.

The best thickness when slicing turkey jerky is ⅛" to ¼" thick and as long as you want. The length doesn't matter at all, only how thick the turkey is. Making sure to have consistent pieces of turkey is also very important as it ensures all the jerky will be finished drying at the same time.

Combine all of the jerky marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Once the brown sugar has dissolved, pour the marinade into a large ziplock bag and set aside.

Combine the previously sliced turkey strips with the marinade and mix the bag well. Make sure that all the strips are evenly coated.

Transfer the strips to your dehydrator trays, oven rack, or smoker racks to dry. I used a dehydrator, but you can also use an oven or smoker when making this jerky.

Give this recipe a try! Tap the link for the full recipe details.