Juicy Champagne Thanksgiving Day Turkey

Recipe by Mardimus
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READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Line a turkey roaster with long sheets of aluminum foil that will be long enough to wrap over the turkey.
  • Stir together the parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, lemon pepper, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Rub the herb mixture into the cavity of the turkey, then stuff with the celery, orange, onion, and carrot.
  • Truss if desired, and place the turkey into the roasting pan.
  • Pour the chicken broth and champagne over the turkey, making sure to get some champagne in the cavity.
  • Bring the aluminum foil over the top of the turkey, and seal. Try to keep the foil from touching the skin of the turkey breast or legs.
  • Bake the turkey in the preheated oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear.
  • Uncover the turkey, and continue baking until the skin turns golden brown, 30 minutes to 1 hour longer.
  • An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).
  • Remove the turkey from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
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