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Smokey Cajun Turkey Jerky

This Smokey flavored Cajun Turkey Jerky will quench your thirst for a spicy flavorful turkey jerky snack! I really liked this jerky, and you will too...
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Jerky, Turkey Jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 5
Calories 101 kcal
Author Will


Lean Turkey Breast


  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly cracked
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup turkey broth
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke hickory
  • 1/4 tsp curing salt optional


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl or ziplock bag and mix well.
  2. Trim all visible fat from the turkey breast and slice ¼" strips with the grain
  3. Add sliced turkey breast to the mixture in the ziplock bag or bowl and marinate for 8-24 hours in the refrigerator or 45 minutes in a Vacuum Marinator.
  4. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and strain excess marinade in a colander.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 300F.
  6. Place turkey strips on a aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the strips reach an internal temperature of 165F.
  8. Remove from the oven and dry with your favorite jerky making method. I used my Nesco Dehydrator and dried for 2.5 hours at 145F.
  9. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Nutrition Facts
Smokey Cajun Turkey Jerky
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 702mg31%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.