Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey

This is an easy juicy Thanksgiving Turkey recipe.   Nothing fancy here, just the best homemade Thanksgiving turkey you can make!  The meat is so juicy, moist and full of flavor! 

This is an easy juicy Thanksgiving Turkey recipe.   Nothing fancy here, just the best homemade Thanksgiving turkey you can make!  The meat is so juicy, moist and full of flavor! 

I’m not really going to talk much in this post because I know it’s the stressful holiday season and you’re in a panic to gather all your Thanksgiving recipes.   So here’s what I quickly what to say about this Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe.

It’s the best Thanksgiving turkey I’ve ever made.  It’s a extra juicy turkey, so the meat is moist and full of flavor.  If you’re looking for a traditional, easy Thanksgiving turkey recipe look no further.   My family ONLY makes this recipe now, and every person who has made it has told me it’s their go to Thanksgiving recipe forever!

Juicy Turkey Ingredients

  •  12 to 14 pound whole turkey
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups warm water *
  • 4 tablespoons chicken bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 onion chopped

* You can also use 4 cups of boxed chicken broth instead of water & bouillon. 

This is an easy juicy Thanksgiving Turkey recipe.   Nothing fancy here, just the best homemade Thanksgiving turkey you can make!  My family stopped trying new recipes and we only make this now!

How to Make the Juiciest Turkey Ever

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and rinse your turkey under water. Put turkey in a roasting pan.
  2. Separate the skin over the breast meat and put 3 tablespoons (3 slices) of butter on both sides.
  3. In a bowl combine the warm water and chicken bouillon. Pour over the turkey.
  4. In a small bowl mix parsley, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Rub all over the turkey.
  5. Add carrots, celery and onion in the bottom of the pan.
  6. Put turkey breast side up, cover with foil and cook for 3 hours. Remove the foil and cook an additional 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes.

This is an easy juicy Thanksgiving Turkey recipe.   Nothing fancy here, just the best homemade Thanksgiving turkey you can make!  My family stopped trying new recipes and we only make this now!

Serve with these Thanksgiving Side Dishes:

Amish Potato Stuffing
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Cheesy Green Beans
Carrot Casserole
Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes
Pumpkin Roll
Fresh Pumpkin Pie
Amish Cinnamon Bread
Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey!

This is an easy juicy Thanksgiving Turkey recipe.   Nothing fancy here, just the best homemade Thanksgiving turkey you can make!  My family stopped trying new recipes and we only make this now!

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This is an easy juicy Thanksgiving Turkey recipe.   Nothing fancy here, just the best homemade Thanksgiving turkey you can make!  The meat is so juicy, moist and full of flavor! 

Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey

This is an easy juicy Thanksgiving Turkey recipe.   Nothing fancy here, just the best homemade Thanksgiving turkey you can make!  The meat is so juicy, moist and full of flavor! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword juicy turkey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 12
Calories 400 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 to 14 pound whole turkey neck and giblets removed
  • 6 tablespoons butter cut into tablespoon slices
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 4 tablespoons chicken bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 onion chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and rinse your turkey under water. Put turkey in roasting pan.

  2. Separate the skin over the breast meat and put 3 tablespoons (3 slices) of butter on both sides.

  3. In a bowl combine the warm water and chicken bouillon. Pour over the turkey.

  4. In a small bowl mix parsley, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Rub all over the turkey.

  5. Add carrots, celery and onion in the bottom of the pan.

  6. Put turkey breast side up, cover with foil and cook for 3 hours. Remove the foil and cook an additional 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes.

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