Cajun Roasted Turkey Recipe

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Alice Howard Modified: March 25, 2022
Cajun Roasted Turkey Recipe

How To Make Cajun Roasted Turkey

Have a delicious and filling cajun roasted turkey for Thanksgiving made with cayenne pepper, paprika, and other cajun spices roasted until golden brown.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Rest Time: 20 minutes
Total: 4 hours 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cupunsalted butte,softened
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1tsppaprika
  • ½tspground black pepper
  • 1tsponion powder
  • ½tspcayenne pepper
  • ½tspdried oregano
  • ½tspdried thyme
  • 1turkey,16 to 18 pounds, patted dry
  • 8cupschicken stock

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, remove the innards from the turkey and pat dry with paper towels.

  2. Add the seasonings to a small food processor and pulse until it’s fine dust then mix with butter to make a paste.

  3. With the back of a large spoon, pull the skin away from the turkey gently being careful not to tear it, and slowly add chunks of the butter under the skin then pat it down a bit flatter.

  4. Add 2 cups of the chicken stock to the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan with foil. Set a timer to go off every 30 minutes.

  5. After 30 minutes, baste the turkey with the stock from the bottom of the pan.

  6. After 2 hours, remove the foil and keep basting every half hour for an additional 2 hours. Rest for 20 minutes and serve.

  7. Test that the thickest part of the thigh is cooked to 165 degrees F for food safety reasons.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 315.10kcal
  • Fat: 12.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.17g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.11g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.26g
  • Fiber: 0.10g
  • Sugar: 1.38g
  • Protein: 45.29g
  • Cholesterol: 146.36mg
  • Sodium: 409.41mg
  • Calcium: 25.99mg
  • Potassium: 535.11mg
  • Iron: 1.95mg
  • Vitamin A: 37.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.22mg
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