This delicious marinade paired with the rub gives your turkey just the right amount of flavor while helping to make it melt-in-your-mouth tender and juicy. Great for deep frying or just plain old roasting.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
12 hrs 30 mins
total:
12 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Marinade:
Rub:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Stir chicken broth, lemon juice, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 clove garlic, mustard powder, and ginger together in a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate marinade for flavors to blend, about 30 minutes.

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  • Mix 1 cup softened butter, rosemary, thyme, and 2 cloves garlic together in a bowl until rub is evenly combined.

  • Separate skin from the meat of the turkey by running your hand under the skin to separate. Spoon rub mixture evenly under the skin in several different parts of the turkey.

  • Pour marinade into a meat injector and inject the meatiest parts of turkey with marinade, changing the angle of the needle several times.

  • Brush turkey with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; place in roasting pan and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate turkey for 12 to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts

800 calories; protein 81.4g 163% DV; carbohydrates 1g; fat 50g 77% DV; cholesterol 316mg 105% DV; sodium 440.8mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2014
Tried this for the first time when we deep fried our turkey. It came out absolutely delicious and was a big hit with the in-laws. We followed the recipe to the letter and the turkey was juicy a and flavorful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2019
Maybe my injector is on the small side but there is literally no way to mince garlic small enough to get it to pass through the needle. So unless you want to spend ages straining out the garlic before you inject it into the bird maybe substitute the clove for garlic powder? Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2014
Tried this for the first time when we deep fried our turkey. It came out absolutely delicious and was a big hit with the in-laws. We followed the recipe to the letter and the turkey was juicy a and flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2015
This was my first time (in many years!) fixing a "nude bird" and this was the perfect accompaniment to insure it would turn out juicy and flavorful. I was also on my own completely as my grandmother had recently passed away so quite nervous but the turkey and most importantly the drippings were wonderful--a perfect turkey and a large quantity of well seasoned tasty drippings for the start of perfect gravy! Note: I put the marinade back into the fridge for 30 min as directed and it solidified so you may want to be aware. I just melted it down for use with the injector. Thanks! Wonderful!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/14/2019
Maybe my injector is on the small side but there is literally no way to mince garlic small enough to get it to pass through the needle. So unless you want to spend ages straining out the garlic before you inject it into the bird maybe substitute the clove for garlic powder? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2015
This was a god recipe but again I prefer grapefruit juice injected serving unusual about it kind of adds a depth and yes you want to pair your marinade with your rub for a great tasting bird I have personally made a Cajun marinade and Cajun rub loosely based on Emiril's ideas and it also was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2015
Great injectable marinade and rub! Much better than the store bought one. Everybody loved it and it made for the best turkey yet! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/24/2017
Came out a little dry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2018
Just perfect!! We decided that we would cook our own turkey instead of getting a smoked one from our local BBQ place. I haven t cooked one in years so I was looking for ideas. This was perfect for the injector and also to bake with the rub. I cooked mine in turkey bag so it came out super moist and tender. The family loved it!! I will definitely use this again!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2016
first time I've ever made an injection marinade and this is a winner. I added a little chilli and this was fantastic. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2018
Perfect turkey!!! Yummy Read More