Uncle Bill's Baked Turkey Breast and Thighs

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 12-16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Prepare a large enough roasting pan with a metal rack to accomodate both turkey portions in a single layer.
  • Place the turkey on the rack.
  • Pour olive oil over the turkey portions to coat.
  • Sprinkle with granulated garlic powder, black pepper, seasoning salt and dried dill weed.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the pan.
  • Cover the roasting pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Place roasting pan on middle rack and bake in preheated 425 F oven for 30 minutes.
  • Reduce oven heat to 350 F and continue to bake for another 45 minutes.
  • At this point, check for doneness by cutting into the breast and thighs to make sure that there is no pink showing and the juices flow clear. You may also insert a meat thermometer into the thickest portion of the breast or thigh and it should read between 175 F - 180°F Do not overcook.
  • You may have to remove the turkey breast before the thighs as the thighs take a bit longer to cook.
  • When turkey is done, remove from oven, tent and let sit for about 15 minutes before carving.
  • You may also wish to use only turkey breast.
  • As an added option, you may wish to place some medium size, whole, peeled onions on the rack to bake.
  • These are always good served with butter along with the turkey.
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