This Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey is the ultimate centerpiece on the holiday table. Dressed in herbs and butter while surrounded by tender roasted vegetables, every bite of this Thanksgiving classic is moist and delicious!
Course Main Course
Keyword juicy turkey
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 3hours45minutes
Total Time 4hours
12 to 14poundwhole turkeyneck and giblets removed
6tablespoonsbuttercut into tablespoon slices
5carrots peeled and chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and rinse your turkey under water. Put the turkey in a roasting pan.
Separate the skin over the breast meat and put 3 tablespoons of butter underneath the turkey skin and the other 3 tablespoons on top.
Pour the chicken broth all over the turkey.
In a small bowl mix parsley, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Rub all over the turkey.
Add carrots, celery and onion in the bottom of the pan.
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.