Quick Thanksgiving Turkey with Lemon-Garlic Butter
Quick Thanksgiving Turkey with Lemon-Garlic Butter
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 2 hr
  • total: 2 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    What's the fastest way possible to roast a turkey for Thanksgiving? Skip the whole turkey: instead, roast bone-in breasts and legs. (If you don't want to butcher a turkey yourself, you can buy them in individual pieces or have your butcher break a whole bird down for you.) Once you put the pieces in the oven, they cook in about 1 hour and 15 minutes, and are so much faster and easier to carve and serve.

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
    • 6 garlic cloves, pressed
    • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
    • 3 sprigs rosemary
    • 2 bone-in turkey legs (thigh and drumstick attached) and 2 bone-in turkey breasts (about 8 pounds total; from one 10–12-lb. turkey)
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
    • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more
    • 1 cup dry white wine, divided
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 2 cups low-sodium chicken or turkey broth

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1675 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 30 g 46.82%
    • Saturated Fat: 11 g 53.87%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 46 mg 15.26%
    • Sodium: 2094 mg 87.25%
    • Calcium: 892 mg 89.25%
    • Potassium: 1712 mg 48.9%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 142 mg 787.03%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 387 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 88 g 351.07%
    • Sugar: 79 g
    • Protein: 36 g
    • Alcohol: 3 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 11.22%
    • Vitamin C 91.9%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch26
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total23 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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