Roasted Cajun Turkey
- 12 Servings
- 20 mins Prep Time
- 4 hrs 30 mins Total Time
- 1 16 lb. Fresh Young Turkey
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon dried paprika
- 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp chipotle chili pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tablespoon Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend or brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 green pepper, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 14 oz. can turkey or chicken broth
|Serving Size||3 oz. cooked turkey|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories from Fat||120|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||22%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||25%|
|Total Carbohydrates 3g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 0%
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label on the product may vary slightly.|
Step 1Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly coat the rack of a roasting pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
Step 2Remove the giblets and the neck from the turkey cavity, set aside, and pat the turkey dry with a paper towel. Place the turkey, breast side up, on the roasting pan.
Step 3In a small bowl, combine the thyme, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, chipotle chili powder, salt, pepper, and Truvia Brown Sugar Blend. Combine the seasoning mixture (reserving 1 tablespoon, set aside) with softened butter.
Step 4Cut a pocket between the skin and the breast meat. Work the butter mixture in the pocket, working it in between the legs and wings as best you can.
Step 5Drizzle melted butter over the outside of the turkey and sprinkle remaining seasoning mixture over butter. Spread this over the outside of the entire turkey.
Step 6Place chopped green pepper, onion, celery and garlic inside the turkey cavity. Pour chicken broth into the bottom of the pan.
Step 7Tent a sheet of aluminum foil over the turkey and place the turkey in the oven. Keep turkey loosely covered during the cooking time. Turkey should take 4-4.5 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads 165°F.
Step 8Remove turkey and allow it to rest for 20 minutes before carving.
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