Lets Talk Turkey — Thanksgiving Turkey Options for Your Big Green Egg!

With Thanksgiving week nearly upon us, you have probably begun planning how to prepare your turkey this year. There are quite a few options for outfitting your bird for the big meal, these include baking, smoking, roasting, grilling and even deep-frying. However, Big Green Egg owners know the best way to cook a turkey is in their Egg!

We’re not sure when the first person decided to include the Big Green Egg as a November holiday tradition, but we do know that the EGG can make it a memorable Thanksgiving meal! If you have holiday entertaining on your schedule, look no farther than this collection of special holiday ideas.

As for that turkey, you can cook a whole one or just a breast. You can brine it, inject it and then roast it. Check out these turkey recipe options on the Big Green Egg website, and don’t forget to keep your Big Green Egg charcoal on hand and enjoy!

The Perfect Roasted Turkey


  • 1 turkey, cleaned thoroughly
  • poultry seasoning
  • 1 whole onion cut in half
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 cups chicken broth, wine or water

Big Green Egg Thanksgiving TurkeyInstructions

Set the EGG up for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor at 325°F/163°C. Use a handful of pecan chips for a light, smoky flavor and to provide a deep brown color to the turkey.

Spread the seasoning generously over the outside of the bird. Load the bird onto a Vertical Poultry Roaster or Rib and Roasting Rack, then place into a drip pan. Add the onion and celery to the drip pan. Fill the pan with chicken broth, wine, or water.

Cook for 12 minutes per pound until the turkey has reached a safe minimum internal temperature of 165°F/74°C throughout the product. Reserve the drippings from the drip pan to make gravy.

When it comes to the types of dishes you can prepare on The Big Green Egg, the world is truly your oyster — no pun intended, but you can prepare oysters on an EGG® too!

With the holidays right around the corner, everyone’s mind is on what to prepare in honor of the BIG day and other holiday celebrations you have planned. Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is your local Big Green Egg dealer with many size EGG’s in stock along with a wide variety of Eggcessories and accouterments to make meal planning and enjoyment during the holidays a breeze!

Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040  wcohio@archadeck.net to view our menu of Big Green Egg items today!