Turkey Drumsticks Perfecto


Hungry for turkey drumsticks, and the 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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 45 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 55 mins
3 small drumsticks


  • 3 small turkey drumsticks

  • ¼ cup salt

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste


  1. Put drumsticks in a large bowl with enough water to cover. Stir salt into water to dissolve. Brine drumsticks in the refrigerator for 2 hours; drain. Rinse drumsticks with clean water and pat dry.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Pour broth into a roasting pan. Brush melted butter over drumsticks to coat; season with black pepper. Lay drumsticks in broth. Cover the roasting pan with a lid.

  4. 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 drumstick near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

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)

421 Calories
25g Fat
0g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 248mg 83%
Sodium 9992mg 434%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 495mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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