Oven Roasted Turkey Legs

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Oven Roasted Turkey Legs – Have you ever been to the Renaissance Festival Before? It’s super fun… but one of my favorite things to do at RenFest? EAT TURKEY LEGS! Actually, any where that sells Turkey Legs, I almost always get it. Something so fun about devouring a giant drumstick. So cave-woman like! Anyway, you don’t have to wait for a festival to eat one. You can make it yourself! It’s actually super duper simple.

I guess I can’t write about this recipe without thinking of the FIRST time I’ve ever had Turkey Legs before. It was at Disney. And it wasn’t called Turkey Legs. It was called Alien Legs! I had my doubts it was actually Alien Legs at the time – but part of me wanted to believe. LOL

Ok, now we can look at the recipe. It’s not exactly like RenFest or Disney World, but it’s easy to make and yum!

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in skin-on medium turkey drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Brush legs with melted butter. Then rub them salt, garlic powder, and paprika.

Place on a baking dish. I like to put a layer of aluminum foil on the baking dish for easy clean up, but that’s totally up to you.

Now, pop them in the oven uncovered for 15 minutes. The skin should brown.

Remove from heat and using tongs, flip them over so that the bottom side is now on top. Place back in oven for another 15 minutes.

Remove from heat and loosely cover with aluminum foil (try not to burn yourself!).

Roast in oven for another 30 minutes, or until juices run clear and instant-read thermometer reads 165°F.

Remove from oven for the last time, and let it rest for about 10 minutes before serving.

Oven Roasted Turkey Legs
Oven Roasted Turkey Legs

Also can we take a look at my dog being excited about this Turkey Leg LOL:

Oven Roasted Turkey Legs
Oven Roasted Turkey Legs

Oven Roasted Turkey Legs

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in skin-on medium turkey drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Brush legs with melted butter. Then rub them salt, garlic powder, and paprika.

Place on a baking dish. I like to put a layer of aluminum foil on the baking dish for easy clean up, but that’s totally up to you.

Now, pop them in the oven uncovered for 15 minutes. The skin should brown.

Remove from heat and using tongs, flip them over so that the bottom side is now on top. Place back in oven for another 15 minutes.

Remove from heat and loosely cover with aluminum foil (try not to burn yourself!).

Roast in oven for another 30 minutes, or until juices run clear and instant-read thermometer reads 165°F.

Remove from oven for the last time, and let it rest for about 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 leg
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 698mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 20g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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