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Easy Turkey with Gravy

10 mins
3h 20 mins
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If you are looking for a good, easy, and delicious recipe for turkey this Christmas, look no further! This turkey recipe has a filling of citrus and herbs that give an unparalleled flavor. Besides of getting a nice golden crust, the gravy of this recipe is really spectacular. Everyone will ask for the recipe!
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12 portions
  • 1 turkey, (7 kg) (15.4 lbs)
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 onion
  • 6 branches rosemary
  • 6 branches sage
  • 6 branches oregano
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons herb, of Provence
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 6 cups chicken soup
  • 1/3 cups flour


Preheat the oven to 400ºF or 200º centigrade.
Clean the turkey and rinse with water. Dry with paper towels.
Cut the oranges, lemons and onion and place inside the turkey. Add 2 sprigs of each type of herbs (rosemary, sage and oregano).
Tie the legs of the turnkey with the help of the cooking twine.
In a saucepan, mix 2 tablespoons of butter, the herbs of Provence, oil, 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 1/2 teaspoon of pepper until the butter melts. Stir well.
Place the turkey on a turkey baking tray and spread the melted butter over the turkey. If you can, try inserting the butter between the skin and the flesh of the turkey with your hands.
Cover the turkey with aluminum foil and roast for 20 minutes.
Add 3 cups of chicken broth to the turkey tray and the rest of the fresh herbs. Roast the turkey another 40 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 350 F or 180 C and remove the aluminum foil from the turkey. Add 1 cup of chicken breast to the tray.
Continue to roast the turkey about 1 hour and a half. Baste the turkey with its juices every 15-20 minutes. (The turkey is ready when a thermometer in the thickest part of the leg registers 165F or 70 centigrade).
Remove the turkey from the oven and cover with aluminum foil while the gray is prepared.
To make the gravy, pass all the juices that remain in the turkey tray through a colander (you can throw the solids).
After a few minutes, when the fat separates from the turkey, remove the fat from the top of the turkey juices with a spoon.
Add enough chicken broth until you have a total of 4 cups of broth (including turkey juices).
In a saucepan, melt 5 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir with a balloon whisk without stopping for 1 minute. Slowly add the broth and keep stirring until the gravy thickens. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve the gravy with the turkey and enjoy.


Garnish your turkey tray with slices of oranges and lemons and place the turkey on top.

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Ratings (14)
Erika Viviana
15/12/2020 14:26:56
Muy práctica..
Patty Solis
21/12/2019 02:44:55
Sylvia Almeida Lalama
28/11/2019 10:12:07
Muy buena
Ma Ines Valdes Cerecero
27/11/2019 10:42:33
Lo prepararé... Se ve riquisimo
Martha Torres
23/11/2019 01:48:28
Que fácil y rico se ve
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