Lemon Sage Turkey

By Avera

It’s a shame that so many people only eat turkey at Thanksgiving – it’s lean, versatile, and delicious. You’ll savor the just-right seasoning in this simple recipe, and you’ll love having leftovers for easy extra meals or the freezer.

Lemon Sage Turkey
Ingredients
  • Makes 12 Servings

  • 3 tbsp grated lemon rind

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 3 tbsp ground thyme

  • 2 tbsp sage, ground (or rubbed sage)

  • 1 tbsp black pepper , cracked

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 Turkey, average, skin, raw , 1-12 pound fresh or frozen turkey, thawed

  • 4 cup chicken broth, low sodium (2-16 oz cans)

  • 1 cooking spray

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Whisk together lemon rind and juice, thyme, sage, pepper, and salt. Reserve.

  3. Take out giblets and neck from turkey, save for another use or discard. Wash and dry turkey. Cut off any extra fat from surface of turkey. Beginning at the neck, insert fingers between skin and meat and gently separate. Tuck wing tips under turkey. Massage the lemon mixture under the skin of the turkey and on the surface.

  4. Add 1 can of broth to the bottom of a roasting pan. Arrange turkey, breast side up on a cooking spray coated rack. Move rack to roasting pan and place a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh, being sure not to touch bone. Cook for 1 1/2 hours.

  5. Add another can of broth into the pan and cook another 1 1/2 hours, the meat thermometer should read 180 degrees F. Take turkey out of oven, cover with foil, and let rest 15 to 20 minutes. Take off skin before serving.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories
265.1
Total Carbohydrate
2g
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
Sugars
0.5g
Total Fat
24.3g
Saturated Fat
6.3g
Unsaturated Fat
18g
Potassium
85.2mg
Protein
9.2g
Sodium
418mg

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2 replies

Avera
Avera 2008-10-26 15:58:17 -0500 Report

If you want, save the neck and pan drippings to prepare a gravy for the turkey. Use this same recipe for chicken if you do not want to make a turkey.