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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

By Deborah NabuyoPublished 2 months ago 2 min read

This thanksgiving turkey recipe is a heritage that was passed down from great grandmother to grandmother going down the family lineage. It is one that I hold dearly.Orange wedges and spices add flavor while cooking inside the bird while a stewing combination of champagne and chicken stock do something amazing to keep the meat clammy and delicate. We occasionally change the recipe a little yearly, however it generally turned out staggeringly delicious and delicious!

How to flavor a turkey

This tender and flavorful Thanksgiving turkey is prepared from the back to front: The depression is loaded down with finger-licking combination of spices such as dried parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, lemon-pepper seasoning and salt. The chicken and Champagne stock, which are poured over the turkey prior to cooking to keep the meat inconceivably soft and delicious, likewise add powerful flavor.

Temperature and length of time to cook a turkey

If you follow this recipe with a turkey that weighs 15 pounds, it should be fully cooked after 3.5 hours in an oven preheated at 350 degrees F. preferably cook an unstuffed turkey for about 13-15 minutes per pound. Always check the internal temperatures before serving to be sure it is well-cooked on the inside. The temperature should read at least 180 degrees F when thermometer has been inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone.


2 tablespoons dried parsley

2 tablespoons ground dried rosemary

2 tablespoons dried sage

2 tablespoons dried thyme leaves

1 tablespoon lemon-pepper seasoning

1 tablespoon salt

1 (15 pound) whole turkey

1 medium-size orange, cut into 8 wedges

1 medium-size onion, chopped into large pieces

1 medium-size carrot, cut into 1/2-inch slices

2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch slices

750 milliliter-bottle champagne

14.5 ounce chicken broth


1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and line the baking sheets with aluminum foil long enough to wrap around the turkey.

2.Mix in all the dried herbs in a small bowl.

3.Rub all the dried spices into the cavity of the turkey then fill it with orange wedges, onion, carrot and celery. Tie the chicken thighs together with a string and place it on top of the sheet with aluminum foil.

4.Pour the champagne and chicken stock on the turkey, ensure some get into the cavity. Cover the turkey with the foil ensuring the foil does not touch the turkey.

5.Roast turkey until the the juices run clear (2.5-3 hours). Uncover turkey and keep roasting until the chicken skin turns brown (30-60 minutes).

6.Get the turkey out of the oven and wrap in aluminum foil. Allow it to rest at room temperature before slicing (10-15 minutes).

Side dishes that go well with oven roast turkey

The following are a couple of delicious side dishes that go well with roasted turkey.

1.Rosemary garlic mashed potatoes- the kids love this because of the flavorful test that burst in their taste buds.

2.Homemade mac and cheese- it is so cheesy and creamy with crispy breadcrumbs on top; one of my favorite side dishes.

3.Cornbread stuffing- mixed with dried currants and poblanos is inconceivably both spicy and sweet.

4.Cauliflower mashed potatoes- if you love creamy mashed potatoes this should be your go-to side dish, the cauliflower makes the potatoes fluffy, light and smooth and the best part is you cannot taste the cauliflower.

5.Roasted vegetables- sage, rosemary and apple cider vinaigrette add a ton of flavor to vegetables making them delectable.


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