This brine is super simple and makes your turkey so moist and delicious you'll be asked to make it again and again.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 servings
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine chicken broth and apple juice in a food-safe container large enough to hold your turkey and the brine ingredients. Squeeze juice from orange halves and drop spent orange halves into the broth mixture; add celery, onion, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, and sage leaves to the mixture. Stir salt, poultry seasoning, and black pepper into the liquid to dissolve.

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Cook's Notes:

Add your thawed turkey to the brine; pack ice around the turkey and pour enough water into the container so the turkey is completely submerged. Brine overnight to 12 hours.

Roast turkey in a roasting bag.

Stuff turkey with celery, onions, and herbs from the brine and 1 cup butter before roasting.

Keep in mind a brined turkey cooks faster than one that has not been brined.

Nutrition:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

44 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 9.3g 3% DV; fat 0.4g 1% DV; cholesterol 2.7mg 1% DV; sodium 2050.1mg 82% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2019
best turkey ever.....and even better turkey soup leftovers! Definitely making this from now on! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2018
This is the second year I have used this brine and I always get awesome comments in how juicy and tasty the turkey is. Great recipe!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2018
Easy to make. Flavorful but not overpowering. Turkey is so moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2018
Just realized I have not rated this recipe...and this will be my fourth or fifth year prepping my turkey like this. We have never had a leftover turkey since I started using this method. I have made my own adjustments but I always make sure to leave the primary seasonings as is. Love love love Read More