Skillet Turkey with Bacon and White Wine Recipe

How To Make Skillet Turkey with Bacon and White Wine

Tender skillet turkey made buttery and flavorful with herbs de Provence, bacon, and dry white wine for a pleasing twist on the standard holiday fare.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Rest Time: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



  • ½cupall-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 2tspherbes de Provence
  • 6slicesbacon,diced
  • 3lbsturkey,thighs or legs with skin
  • 2shallots,thinly sliced
  • 1tbspolive oil,or more as needed
  • 1tbspbutter,or more as needed
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • cupschicken stock
  • fresh parsley,chopped for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the flour with salt, pepper and herbes de Provence and set aside.

  2. Heat a large ovenproof Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Fry bacon for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. When fat has rendered, remove bacon to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Leave bacon grease in the pan.

  3. Coat each piece of turkey in the flour mixture and transfer to the hot pan. Pan fry the turkey for a few minutes on each side, until crisped and golden brown on the outside (but not cooked through). Remove the turkey from the pan and set aside on a plate. Cover with aluminum Foil.

  4. Add the shallots to the pan with olive oil and butter. Saute for 5 to 10 minutes, until soft, fragrant and golden brown. Add the wine slowly, stirring to get all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

  5. Add the chicken stock and let it simmer until it reduces, about 5 to 10 minutes.

  6. Add the turkey and bacon back to the pan. Cut a tablespoon of butter into small pieces and place over the top of the turkey thighs.

  7. Transfer the pan to the oven. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, basting every 15 minutes with the pan sauce. If the turkey is browning too quickly, cover with foil while baking.

  8. Remove from oven when a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F to indicate it is fully cooked. Let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

  9. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 865.39kcal
  • Fat: 44.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.41g
  • Trans Fat: 0.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 17.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.57g
  • Fiber: 2.16g
  • Sugar: 4.81g
  • Protein: 84.16g
  • Cholesterol: 283.98mg
  • Sodium: 1309.07mg
  • Calcium: 83.92mg
  • Potassium: 1136.97mg
  • Iron: 5.60mg
  • Vitamin A: 112.60µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.19mg
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