Citrus and Herb Roasted Turkey
Citrus and Herb Roasted Turkey

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This herb roasted turkey is basted in a delicious citrus, garlic, and herb marinade that makes it extra juicy and brings out its flavor.

Citrus and Herb Roasted Turkey
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Citrus-Herb Roasted Turkey

This herb roasted turkey is basted in a delicious citrus, garlic, and herb marinade that makes it extra juicy and brings out its flavor.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword citrus herb roasted turkey
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings (4 oz. each)
Calories 245 kcal
Author Openfit

Ingredients

  • 1 12 lb. fresh turkey neck, heart, and gizzard removed
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. finely grated lemon peel (lemon zest)
  • 2 Tbsp. finely grated orange peel (orange zest)
  • ½ cup low-sodium organic chicken broth
  • ½ cup 100% orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. ground paprika
  • tsp. ground cumin optional
  • tsp. dried oregano
  • tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450° F. Position rack in the lower third of the oven.
  2. Place oil, lemon peel, orange peel, broth, orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, cumin, oregano, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
  3. Place turkey breast-side up on rack in roasting pan. Rub turkey with half of prepared dressing, including under the skin and inside the cavity. Reserve remaining dressing for basting.
  4. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until skin is golden brown. Remove turkey from oven and cover breast with aluminum foil.
  5. Return turkey to oven. Reduce heat to 350° F. Bake, brushing turkey with remaining dressing every hour, for an additional 2 to 2½ hours or until thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 165° F. 6. Transfer turkey to a large serving platter and cover with foil. Let turkey stand for 10 minutes before carving.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Citrus-Herb Roasted Turkey
Amount Per Serving (4 oz.)
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 390mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 37g 74%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.