Roasted Turkey

Big Bird Roasted Turkey
by Staness Jonekos

The Menopause Makeover

This recipe is perfect for entertaining, or makes a great dinner for two with healthy leftovers.

10-12 servings

12-14 pound whole turkey, giblets removed
A couple sprigs each of fresh thyme, oregano, sage and parsley
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons dry white wine
2 tablespoons paprika
Fresh ground pepper to taste
3 small oranges, unpeeled and cut into wedges
2 onions, cut into wedges
1 cup of low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth

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 of the turkey.
-Place the oranges and onions inside the turkey.
Place turkey, breast side down, in a roasting pan. Pour chicken broth into the bottom of the pan. -Cover loosely with aluminum foil.
-Roast for 20-25 minutes per pound, basting periodically.
-Halfway through cooking, 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 let juices settle for easier carving.

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