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No-Basting Roasted Turkey

Serves 10 to 12
Time 3 hr 40 min
This method requires no basting because the turkey roasts covered, sealing in juices for extremely tender meat. Savory herbs add a wonderful aroma and delicate flavor. For an especially juicy turkey, brine your bird before roasting.
Special Diets:
Ingredients
  • 1 (12- to 14- pound) turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • Olive oil or butter
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, plus more as needed
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • of chopped herbs, such as thyme, rosemary or savory
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Method

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Rub turkey all over with oil, salt and pepper, including underneath the skin of the breast. Season cavity with salt and pepper, too. If desired, use kitchen twine to tie turkey legs together and close cavity.

Add bay leaf, wine, and herbs to pan. Place the turkey breast-side up on a rack in the pan.

Pour enough broth into a large roasting pan to cover the bottom by 1/4-inch (you may not use it all).

Cover pan and roast turkey until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, without touching the bone, reads 165°F.

Start checking for doneness about 1 hour before the end of the recommended roasting time. A 12- to 14-pound turkey should be done in about 3 to 4 hours, or when juices run clear when thigh is pierced.

Note: If you want to stuff your turkey, do so about 30 minutes before turkey is done, using previously baked dressing. Return turkey to oven. Scoop out the stuffing as soon as the turkey is done.

Let turkey rest 30 minutes before carving, then serve with pan drippings, if you like.

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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  • 1 (12- to 14- pound) turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • Olive oil or butter
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, plus more as needed
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • of chopped herbs, such as thyme, rosemary or savory
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.