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    Easy Roasted Turkey Legs

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    Chef Pisces's Note:

    Never fight over the last drumstick again! Additional legs are an absolute Thanksgiving necessity, and also used in place of a whole turkey.

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    Serves: 6-8



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    1. 1
      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.
    2. 2
      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.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, melt a stick of butter in a saucepan---until it's liquified.
    4. 4
      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.
    5. 5
      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.
    6. 6
      The cooked turkey pan juices and drippings are usually used to flavor gravy and stuffing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Roasted Turkey Legs

    Serving Size: 1 (880 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2015.5
    Calories from Fat 1074
    Total Fat 119.4 g
    Saturated Fat 51.6 g
    Cholesterol 894.4 mg
    Sodium 7031.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 0.6 g
    Protein 214.5 g

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