Chicken Recipes, Nigerian Recipes

Peppered Smoked Turkey


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My love for peppered smoked turkey has got no bounds at the moment if I tell you I hated smoked turkey when I first tried it, would you believe it?


I hated it so much that I stopped buying and cooking it. I recently started cooking smoked turkey again after I used the recipe below and I also add it to soups like egusi and efo-riro. In my opinion, the best way to enjoy smoked turkey is to grill it before cooking. I really can’t remember again, but I think I used to boil my smoked turkey and this made me hate the taste even more. Ever since I started grilling and making smoked turkey this way, I haven’t looked back. This recipe is quick and straight forward. It requires four or less ingredients.  This peppered smoked turkey will be good on your table especially when entertaining guests.  Also I chose not to add salt to this recipe because it tastes good without it but if you want salt in yours, don’t hesitate to add it. Righto foodie fam, let’s get cooking



6-10 pieces smoked turkey/chicken

1large red bell pepper (tatashe)

Scotch bonnet chillies (use according to preference)

Seasoning cube (I used 1 beef Nigerian Knorr cube)

1 onion, chopped

Salt, optional

1-2 serving spoon vegetable oil

few spring onions chopped


How to make peppered smoked turkey

Preheat the grill

Add the bell pepper, scotch bonnet chillies, onions and spring onions to a food processor and pulse till the pepper is coarse. Empty into a bowl and set aside.

Add the smoked turkey to a roasting pan and place under the grill until they are dry and well done


Place a pan on medium heat and add vegetable oil, heat for about 2 minutes and add the blended pepper. Stir into the oil to combine and add the seasoning cubes.

Continue to cook for another 10 to 15 minutes making sure you stir in-between to avoid burning. Cook until you see the oil almost floating on the surface of the sauce. Add the grilled smoked turkey to the sauce and stir to combine. Cook for another 5 minutes, check for salt and seasoning and take it off the heat and serve immediately with mains of choice.



Other amazing recipes to pair it with

Jollof Rice

Nigerian Salad

Nigerian Fried Rice

Plain Basmati Rice

See how easy our peppered smoked turkey recipe is… I would like to see what you have been cooking with our recipe, don’t forget to tag @myactivekitchen on Instagram, Facebook or simply send me an email. See you on my next post


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