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Make Your Turkey Melt in Your Mouth Turkey Brine

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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20 m servings 44
Original recipe yields 30 servings


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  1. 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.


  • 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

Per Serving: 44 calories; 0.4 9.3 0.8 3 2050 Full nutrition

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Easy to make. Flavorful but not overpowering. Turkey is so moist.

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!!

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 ...