Succulent Deep Fried Turkey


Seasoned with spicy Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper, this deep-fried turkey takes the holiday dinner's starring role to new heights.

Prep Time:
9 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
10 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 (10 pound) turkey, completely thawed

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray


  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Spice Injection Mixture:

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

  • Several dashes hot pepper sauce

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Oil for Frying:

  • 2 gallons Crisco® Pure Peanut Oil


  1. Pat turkey dry with paper towels; coat completely with no-stick cooking spray. Combine rub ingredients in small bowl; rub over turkey.

  2. Combine spice injection mixture ingredients in small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Let cool to barely warm. Inject the mixture with spice injector into several spots on both sides of the turkey breast and thighs, making sure not to inject too much into any one spot. Cover and chill overnight.

  3. Fry according to fryer manufacturer's directions using peanut oil. Reference package for additional information.


We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

2309 Calories
188g Fat
3g Carbs
154g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 2309
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 188g 241%
Saturated Fat 38g 190%
Cholesterol 488mg 163%
Sodium 2777mg 121%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 154g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 157mg 12%
Iron 10mg 56%
Potassium 1602mg 34%

* 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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