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Roasted Turkey

Provided by the American Diabetes Association

Number of Servings: 10

Serving Size: 4 oz

Turkey safety tips:

A frozen turkey can be bought months in advance and stored in the freezer. Allow about 24

hours of defrost time for every 5 pounds of turkey. Never thaw turkey at room temperature. If

you are going to stuff your turkey, do it just before you place the bird in the oven. Allow 1/2 to

3/4 cup stuffing per pound of turkey. The stuffing must be cooked to a minimum temperature of

165 degrees to be safe. To roast the perfect turkey, place the bird in a shallow pan. Insert a

meat thermometer into the inner thigh of the bird and roast it in a pre-heated oven set at 325

degrees. Your turkey is cooked when the thermometer in the inner thigh reads 180 degrees,

and the juices run clear. Be sure the thermometer is not touching any bones.


12 lbs. turkey, giblets removed, washed inside and out

2 sprigs thyme

2 sprigs oregano

2 sprigs sage

3 sprigs fresh parsley

3 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp dry white wine

2 Tbsp paprika

1 ea fresh ground pepper to taste

3 ea small oranges, unpeeled and cut into wedges

2 ea onions, cut into wedges

1 cup low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth

Preparation Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lift up the skin covering the turkey breast. Slip the

thyme, oregano, sage, and parsley underneath the skin. Combine the oil, wine paprika,

and pepper. Rub this mixture over the surface. Place the oranges and onions inside.

2. Place the turkey, breast side down, in a roasting pan. Pour the chicken broth into the

bottom of the pan. Cover loosely with aluminum foil. Roast for 20 - 25 minutes per

pound, basting periodically. Halfway through, place breast side up. During last 45

minutes of roasting, remove cover. Continue to roast until the leg moves easily and

juices run clear. Let stand for 20 minutes to help let juices settle for easier carving.

Calories 240

Calories From Fat 110

Total Fat 11g

Saturated Fat 3g

Cholesterol 81mg

Sodium 69g

Total Carbohydrate 0g

Dietary Fiber 0g

Sugars 0g

Protein 32g

Exchanges Per Serving: 1/2 Starch, 4 Lean


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