Total Time
5hrs 8mins
Prep 8 mins
Cook 5 hrs

This produces a very moist, flavorfull turkey.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all basting ingredients.
  2. Place cleaned turkey in roaster pan.
  3. Roast turkey, uncovered,at 325*.
  4. Baste with chichen broth mixture every 1/2 hour.
  5. Turkey should be done in 4-5 hours.
  6. If needed to prevent over browning; cover with a foil tent last hour of cooking.
Most Helpful

This was my first turkey and I am glad I picked this recipe! It was a big hit for my ever-so-picky eaters. I used reduced sodium chicken broth and about a teaspoon of lemon extract because I didn't have any juice (I don't know how that happened)! Thank you for the recipe!

jamb November 30, 2002

This was absolutely wonderful. I cook my bird breast down on a rack but basted with this juice and it turned out so good. I simply added a bit of water to the bottom of the roasting pan now and then to prevent burning but basted with this and This also made the very best gravy I have ever had. I simply added a bit more water with a bit of bouillon to the pan when done, flour, sage, salt and pepper. It was so brown it looked like beef gravy. Thanks so much, I will use it each year from now on. I had actually rated this a month ago but think I forgot to hit submit.

Tara November 14, 2002

I made this for my very first Thanksgiving dinner ... my guests said it was the best ever, and it couldn't have been easier!

Donna Sowerby November 27, 2003