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Turkey Drumsticks Perfecto

Rated as 4.1 out of 5 Stars

"Hungry for turkey, and holidays are months away? This simple yet delicious recipe will satisfy the craving for sure! When done, make gravy with pan juices adding more chicken broth, if needed."
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Ingredients

3 h 55 m servings 1644 cals
Original recipe yields 3 servings (3 small drumsticks)

Directions

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  1. Put turkey drumsticks in a large bowl with enough water to cover. Stir salt into water to dissolve.
  2. Brine drumsticks in refrigerator for 2 hours; drain. Rinse drumsticks with clean water and pat dry.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Brush butter over drumsticks to coat; season with black pepper.
  5. Pour chicken broth into a roasting pan. Lay turkey legs into the broth. Place a lid on the roasting pan.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Footnotes

  • 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: 1644 calories; 124.4 g fat; 46.7 g carbohydrates; 83 g protein; 280 mg cholesterol; 2951 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is my personal recipe. Note: Allrecipes misprinted my directions. Here is the correction: Place rinsed and patted dry turkey drumsticks ON A RACK. Do not put turkey directly into the b...

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Other than having to take out of the oven in half the time directed, I did everything this recipe said to do but the end result was inedible. Rubber. I took a suggestion of putting the drumsti...

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This is my personal recipe. Note: Allrecipes misprinted my directions. Here is the correction: Place rinsed and patted dry turkey drumsticks ON A RACK. Do not put turkey directly into the b...

Just prepared these for myself & roommates. Added other herbs & spices to the brine. Had no broth, so added herbed water in the bottom of a broiler pan, with turkey drumsticks on the slatted t...

Other than having to take out of the oven in half the time directed, I did everything this recipe said to do but the end result was inedible. Rubber. I took a suggestion of putting the drumsti...

This is the best way to cook turkey legs - period!

tasted delicious.

perfect!. I use this recipe all the time. Parents get tired of chicken. My mother is in renal failure so I can not brine the legs, but the rest i follow just like it's written.

I checked at 1 1/2 hour mark ... they were already 185 degrees. They looked kinda anemic ... but really tasted great.

It turned out really well, I followed the recipe.

Very good and simple to make. Would cover with foil next time at least during the last 1/2 hour. Watch carefully as mine went from still pink juices to a little dried out very quickly.