Learn how to cook a turkey in The Big Easy Oil-less Fryer.
Serve up juicy, crispy & delicious turkey the whole family can enjoy without any of the risks associated with oil frying.
The Big Easy Oil-less Fryer is powered by something called TRU-Infrared cooking technology, which is the fastest, easiest & safest way to fry delicious turkey, roasts, vegetables and turkey dishes. TRU-Infrared cooking technology works by creating a barrier between your food and the flames, preventing nasty flare-ups and distributing heat evenly over food, eliminating hot and cold spots and creating a consistent grilling temperature for juicier food every time you use it. Cooking with The Big Easy Oil-less Fryer is super easy and delivers some of the best turkey I’ve ever had!
Prep Time: 3 Hours
Cook Time: 2 Hours
Total Time: 5 Hours
Serves: 4-6 People+
12 lb Turkey
Salt and pepper to taste
Vegetable cooking oil
Seasoning mix (or choose your own favourite no-sugar dry-rub seasoning)
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon onion powder
1 Teaspoon dried thyme
1 Tablespoon chili powder
Injection marinade solution (optional but recommended)
1 Cup hot water
1½ Teaspoons liquid smoke
¼ Cup kosher salt
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
½ Cup of ice
Thaw your turkey accordingly (instructions come with the turkey usually)
Prepare the injection marinade solution (optional but recommended)
Whisk together the cup of hot water, liquid smoke, maple syrup and kosher salt until the salt dissolves
Add about ½ Cup of ice to cool off the marinade solution, bringing it to a temperature that's okay to use with the oil-less fryer
Set aside until ready to prep the thawed turkey
Once the turkey is thawed, inject the turkey with the marinade solution by going under the skin. Don't puncture the skin as the marinade solution will just leak out -- instead find the edges of the turkey where you can easily slide the injector up under the skin, pushing the injector far enough to make sure you get the breasts and legs (again, this is optional step but recommended)
Put the now plumb turkey on a large pot uncovered, breasts facing up, and place in refrigerator for 2-3 hours
When ready to cook, pat the turkey dry to prepare it for oil & seasoning
Brush the turkey skin with some vegetable cooking oil and then rub in the seasoning mix (or your own choice of mix)
Coat The Big Easy cooking basket wire racks with vegetable oil to keep the turkey from sticking (easily done by pouring a bit of vegetable oil on a paper towel)
Place the turkey in The Big Easy cooking basket, making sure all the wings & drumsticks are tucked into the basket and not sticking out
Preheat the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer for a few minutes -- Turn on high and place the wire mesh lid on top
Place the cooking basket with your turkey down into the Big Easy Oil-less Fryer and make sure to replace the wire mesh lid
After about 30 minutes into the cook session, drizzle a little more vegetable oil on top of the turkey, replace wire mesh lid when done
Cook time will vary depending on how big your turkey is. With the Big Easy Oil-less Fryer, a good rule of thumb is 10 minutes per pound of turkey. For a 12-13 pound bird, this will be in the ballpark of 2 hours
When the internal temperature of the turkey is 160-165 degrees, remove from the oil-less fryer and let the bird rest for 30 minutes
Slice the turkey and serve!
A good rule of thumb is ten minutes per pound cook time with The Big Easy
Don't brine the turkey when cooking with an oil-less air fryer like The Big Easy
Choose/make seasoning and marinades with little to no sugar -- The sugar will cause the skin to burn!
Products used for this recipe
Char-Broil The Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer
Get the fastest, easiest, safest way to fry with The Big Easy Oil Less Turkey Fryer by Char-Broil. It’s powered by TRU-Infrared technology and requires no oil and is perfect for cooking delicious & juicy turkeys and chicken wings.
4.6 Stars + 261 Reviews on Amazon.com
Char-Broil Better Basket for The Big Easy
An upgrade for the standard basket that comes with The Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer. It’s collapsible design makes loading and unloading food quick and simple. It collapses to just 1" tall, allowing for very easy storage in cabinets or drawers.
4.2 Stars + 32 Reviews on Amazon.com
Kacebela 19-Piece Grilling BBQ Tool Set
This high quality grilling tool set comes with everything needed for a successful cook out. Easily season steaks with the basting brush, flip hot dogs or burgers the spatula or tongs, eat corn with the corn holders or grill kabobs with the skewers. With a heavy duty aluminum case, you can easily store this grilling tool set between uses and ensure everything is neatly organized.
4.4 Stars + 828 Reviews on Amazon.com
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