Deep Fried Turkey

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American

This deep-fried turkey has a crispy skin and juicy tender meat.


  • 1 (10-lb) fresh turkey (see note)
  • 2 gallons  vegetable oil
  • your choice of dry rub seasoning
  • 1 bottle injectable marinade (see note)


  1. Add oil to your indoor fryer, filling it somewhere between the min and max line and set the temperature to 350°F. While oil is heating, gently rinse your turkey and then completely dry it with paper towels. If you have a frozen turkey you will need to defrost overnight and do a water bath (see note).

  2. Inject your turkey with marinade.

  3. Rub entire surface of turkey with dry rub.
  4. Slowly lower turkey into fryer. Cook approximately 3 minutes per pound.
  5. Drain turkey from oil and let cool for about 30 minutes before carving and serving.


  • I found my turkey at Whole Foods, but if you can't find a fresh turkey you can use a defrosted frozen turkey. Learn how to safely thaw a turkey in this post.
  • I used Stubb's Chipotle injectable marinade. I used this tutorial for reference.
  • This recipe uses the Butterball Large Electric Fryer*.
  • *Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
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