Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Never fight over the last drumstick again! Additional legs are an absolute Thanksgiving necessity, and also used in place of a whole turkey.
- 8 turkey legs
- 1 1⁄2 cups butter
- 5 tablespoons black pepper
- 7 tablespoons onion powder
- 5 tablespoons salt
- 3 (16 ounce) cartons turkey broth or 3 (16 ounce) cartons stock
- In a large bowl pour in all of the Turkey Broth/Stock (Could also be Chicken Stock) and marinate the uncooked Turkey Legs overnight, or at least 3 hours, in the refrigerator.
- After 3-8 hours in the refrigerator, take a large roasting pan with a wire rack, remove the refrigerated legs from the bowl of broth---use tongs and place directly on the roasting rack/pan. Sprinkle generous amount of salt, black pepper, and onion powder on each leg. Spread foil across the top of the roasting pan to keep the legs covered while roasting in a pre-heated 350F oven.
- Meanwhile, melt a stick of butter in a saucepan---until it's liquified.
- 8 legs usually take about 1hour and 45 minutes to fully cook. The legs need to be turned/flipped with tongs, basted (brushed with the melted butter) and then re-seasoned with just the onion powder and black pepper--- every 20 minutes during roasting.
- Turkey legs are usually done after insterting a meat thermometer that registers 175F in the thickest part of the leg, however, they do keep cooking even after they're removed from the oven.
- The cooked turkey pan juices and drippings are usually used to flavor gravy and stuffing.