The Smoked Turkey Tacos are prepared in a very straightforward manner, but the end result is that they are quite tasty. Start up your smoker so you can experiment with this mouthwatering recipe.

Also, check Perdue Farms Guide: How to Cook the Perfect Turkey to experience a fantastic turkey recipe.


Smoked Turkey Tacos

An amazing recipe that is packed with flavor and the cooking process is pretty simple, a recipe that you'll surely love and will get a second bite.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican


  • 1 Bone-in Turkey Breast
  • Canola Oil
  • Mexican Style Seasoning
  • Fire Roasted Chipotle Sauce (recipe below)
  • Jalapeño Lime Slaw Recipe (recipe below)
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Pickled Red Onion
  • Dried Jalapeño
  • Valentina Hot Sauce

Fire Roasted Chipotle Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 6 Cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • 4 Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (diced)
  • 2 Cans Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes (14oz)
  • 14 Oz Chicken Broth
  • 2 Tablespoon Ground Oregano
  • 2 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt

Jalapeño Lime Slaw Recipe

  • 1/2 Head Cabbage (finely shredded)
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Cup Green Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Jalapeño (diced)
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin


  • First, remove excess moisture from Turkey using paper towel. Then spray turkey with canola oil and season with Mexican style seasoning.
  • Prepare smoker for indirect cooking at 225 degrees. Place the turkey breast on the smoker and cook for 1 hour. Increase the temperature to 300 degrees and continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 165 on a probe thermometer. Once done, let the turkey rest to cool down.
  • Shred the turkey breast into a cast iron pot. then add the sauce right to the turkey and mix to make sure the turkey is fully covered with the sauce. Heat it to the smoker with a 250 degrees to let the flavor mix with the turkey for about half hour.
  • Wrap tortilla shells in aluminum foil and place on the smoker along side the turkey during the last 5 minutes.
  • Lay out the tortilla shells and layer with the shredded turkey. Top with Jalapeño Lime slaw, cotija cheese, pickled red onion, dried jalapeño and drizzle with Valentina hot sauce.
  • Now, have a taste of this flavorful smoked turkey street taco.

Fire Roasted Chipotle Sauce

  • Put olive oil in a heated pan, sauté onion, garlic, cumin, oregano and chipotle peppers, let it for few minutes then add fire roasted tomatoes, chicken broth and pinch of salt to balance taste.
  • Let it simmer down. Once cooked, put it in a food processor and process it until smooth.

Jalapeño Lime Slaw Recipe

  • Combine the cabbage, cilantro, jalapeño, and green onion in a large bowl. In a separate bowl add the mayo, mustard, vinegar, oil, and tensing ingredients.
  • Whisk to combine and pour over cabbage mixture. Toss to combine and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.



This recipe was created by HowToBBQRight on YouTube.
Keyword Sauce, Tacos, Turkey