Turkey Jerky

Yield: 12 servings
Calories: 45
Theme: Snack
Rating:  This recipe has not been rated
Turkey Jerky

Make your own turkey jerky at home with this recipe from Tablespoon. When you skip store-bought turkey jerky, you can cut out any added preservatives, sugars, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and nitrates, and snack on a healthier treat with less fat and calories than its beef counterpart.


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless turkey breast, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha chili sauce
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp coarse ground black pepper


1. Stick turkey breast in the freezer for 20-30 minutes so it firms up. Then, use a very sharp knife to slice the breast into thin, 1/8-inch slices. Try to make them as uniform as possible.


2. Combine turkey slices in a medium-sized bowl with all other ingredients. Stir together and let sit for at least 4 hours or overnight.


3. Scoop turkey into a colander in the sink and let extra marinade drain off.


4. Preheat oven to 175ºF. Place 2 wire racks over baking sheets and lightly oil them with a neutral oil.


5. Carefully place turkey slices on wire racks. Make sure no slices are overlapping.


6. Bake turkey for 2 hours, then flip pieces and bake for 2 more hours. You could go longer if you want the jerky even chewier.


7. Cool jerky and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze for longer storage.

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