Herb-Roasted Turkey Thighs


Oven-roasted turkey thighs are the way to go if you are having a smaller Thanksgiving this year.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • ½ cup salted butter, at room temperature

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pound baby potatoes

  • 2 large onions, roughly chopped

  • 8 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 turkey thighs

  • 1 medium lemon, zested and juiced


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Stir together butter, thyme, rosemary, parsley, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Set herb butter aside.

  3. Place potatoes, onions, and garlic on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil; season with salt and pepper.

  4. Pat dry turkey thighs with a paper towel; season with salt and pepper. Lay turkey thighs over vegetables on the baking sheet. Rub herb butter under turkey skin and over meat. Top with lemon zest and juice.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Baste turkey with sheet juices and continue baking, basting turkey every 15 minutes, until thighs are no longer pink in the centers, about 30 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

849 Calories
52g Fat
34g Carbs
64g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 849
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 66%
Saturated Fat 23g 116%
Cholesterol 256mg 85%
Sodium 1549mg 67%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 64g
Vitamin C 51mg 253%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 1455mg 31%

* 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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