Perfect Turkey

Perfect Turkey
A perfect recipe for a moist, flavorful roast turkey. It always comes out incredibly juicy and succulent!


  • 1 turkey (~ 12 pound)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons seasoning salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
4 hours, 15 minutes
Total time:
4 hours, 30 minutes
Yield: 1 turkey | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 4 hours, 15 minutes | Total time: 4 hours, 30 minutes


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Thoroughly rinse the turkey, discard the giblets. Pat the turkey dry with paper towels.

2. Separate the skin over the breast to make little pockets. Put 3 tablespoons of butter on both sides between the skin and breast meat, to get very juicy breast meat.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the water with the bouillon. Pour over the top of the turkey.

4. Sprinkle seasoning salt, paprika, parsley and minced onion over the turkey.
perfect turkey recipe : photo instruction 1

5. Cover the turkey with foil.
perfect turkey recipe : photo instruction 2

6. Bake in the preheated oven approximately 4 hours, or until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). Remove the foil for the last 45 minutes to an hour for the turkey to brown.
perfect turkey recipe : photo instruction 3

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So easy!

Fool-proof and perfectly seasoned. The meat was delicious and very moist and the skin was perfectly crispy and golden brown - just the way I like it!

That’s just awesome! Sound like you followed the recipe correctly ;) Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! - Alena

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