Roasted turkey thighs are the perfect Thanksgiving dinner solution when you have a small family to feed. They’re easy to prepare, juicy, and delicious!
Around the holidays few things say holiday dinner like a wonderfully juicy, perfectly roasted turkey. For many people this means a big 10 or even 20 pound bird. However for those that are having a smaller gathering. Or for those, like me, who really prefer the dark meat, these roasted turkey thighs are the perfect option. The meat is succulent and flavorful, everything I look for in my Thanksgiving turkey.
I found them at my local grocery store, near the ground turkey and turkey cutlets. Once I got them home I simply brushed them with melted butter, rubbed them with a few seasonings and popped them in the oven. Soon after, I was salivating at the wonderful smell of roasted turkey.
It could really not be easier! Simply brush the turkey thighs with melted butter, sprinkle with the seasonings and roast.
I like to start roasting the turkey at 400 degrees before reducing the oven temperature to 325. This helps the skin crisp up nicely while cooking.
When it comes to what to serve along side roasted turkey thighs, make sure that you’ve got all of the classics including Mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and of course, my foolproof gravy recipe.
I hope you have an opportunity to make roasted turkey thighs, too!
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Note: This post was originally posted in 2009. It was updated with new photos, recipe notes, modified cooking time and nutrition information in 2021.