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Roasted Turkey Thighs

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!
4.6 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 214 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds turkey thighs about 2 thighs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush both sides of the turkey thighs with melted butter.
  • Mix together salt, garlic powder, pepper, rosemary, sage, thyme and paprika. Rub seasoning mixture over both sides of the thighs.
  • Drizzle with any remaining butter. Transfer to a roasting pan. Cook for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Reduce heat to 325 and continue to cook for 1 - 1 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted reaches 175 degrees. Spoon pan juices over the top every 30 minutes. Note: If you notice the skin getting too crispy, loosely cover the thighs with aluminum foil.
  • Remove turkey thighs from the oven, allow to rest for 10 minutes. Carve and serve.

Notes

After feedback and more testing, this recipe was modified to reduce the cooking from from 2 hours to 1 - 1 1/2.
Be sure to let the turkey thighs rest before slicing. This helps them stay juicier.
Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 0.6gProtein: 13.7gFat: 17.7gSaturated Fat: 5.5gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 643mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1g
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Keywords: entree, roasted turkey, thanksgiving, thanksgiving dinner, turkey, turkey thighs