Roasted Turkey Legs

Roasted Turkey Legs

This simple recipe for roasted turkey legs infuses the drumsticks with lots of flavor thanks to a compound butter. Chicken broth keeps the meat moist.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Step 2

    Pat the turkey legs dry with paper towels and place them in a large roasting pan. Avoid rinsing poultry in the sink; that will just spread bacteria around your kitchen.
  3. Step 3

    Create a compound butter by mixing the softened butter, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, and thyme in a small bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Rub this mixture over the turkey legs. You can also rub it on the flesh under the skin for even more flavor.
  5. Step 5

    Pour the chicken broth into the pan around the turkey legs. This will help keep the legs moist.
  6. Step 6

    Roast the turkey legs for 1 hour and 30 minutes to 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 170 F. Remove the roasting pan from the oven, cover it with foil, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    You can serve whole legs or slice the meat off the bones and serve it that way.