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Herb Roasted Turkey
Turkey doesn't need any help to be delicious, of course, but if you're looking to kick your culinary game up a very simple notch this Thanksgiving, this is your recipe. The flavor of the oranges shines through with special brilliance, playing off the earthiness of the herbs and savory onions. A wine and paprika rub, with bright tanginess, ties the flavors together and helps impart that gorgeous color that just screams good turkey.
12 lb. turkey, giblets removed
2 sprigs thyme
2 sprigs oregano
2 sprigs sage
3 sprigs fresh parsley
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. dry white wine
2 Tbsp. paprika
Pepper to taste
3 oranges, unpeeled and cut into wedges
2 onions, cut into wedges
1 cup low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth
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Herb Roasted Turkey

Herb Roasted Turkey

Herb Roasted Turkey
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  • Servings:10 (197 g)
  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:300 minutes
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. With your fingers, lift up the skin covering the turkey breast. Slip the herbs underneath the skin.
2. Stir together the oil, wine paprika, and pepper. Rub this mixture over the surface of the turkey.
3. Place the oranges and onions inside the turkey.
4. Place the turkey, breast side down, in a roasting pan. Pour the chicken broth into the bottom of the pan. Cover loosely with aluminum foil. Roast for 20 minutes per pound, basting periodically.
5. Halfway through, turn the bird so it's breast-side up. During last 45 minutes of roasting, remove cover. Continue to roast the breast temperature is 165 degrees F. Cover with foil and let stand for 20 minutes before carving.