- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 2h 00 min
Dutch Oven Turkey
If you need some extra oven space, or you want to try a new turkey recipe this year, this one is awesome. Who would have guessed you could cook your Thanksgiving turkey in a Dutch oven? Try it out this holiday season.
- 10-12 lb. turkey - 1
- Butter - 1/2 cup
- Camp Chef Citrus Herb Seasoning - 1-2 T
- Chicken broth - 1 cup
- Onions - 2
- Potatoes - 2-3
Start with a thawed or fresh turkey. Check here for safe turkey thawing instructions.
Remove the giblets, rinse, and pat dry. Melt the butter, and rub over turkey, making sure to reach under the skin as well. Coat lightly with Camp Chef Citrus Herb Seasoning, rubbing under the skin again.
Chop the onions and potatoes into large chunks, and place them in the bottom of the Dutch oven. Pour 1 cup of chicken broth in as well.
If you want browned skin, you may want to brown it before baking with a griddle of BBQ box. Once the skin is browned to your liking, set the turkey in the oven, breast side down, on top of the onions, potatoes, and broth. Place on stove, and set to Medium heat. Stick the temperature probe into the thick part of the breast, place the lid on, and set up the Dutch oven dome.
Bake on Low-Medium heat for about an hour, then check the temperature probe. You want your turkey breast to reach 165° F at least. Monitor the thermometer so you don't overcook your bird--but total cooking time will probably be close to 2 hours. As soon as the temperature reaches 165&Deg; F, turn off the heat and let the turkey rest in the Dutch oven for about 20 minutes.
Change things up this Thanksgiving with a Dutch oven turkey, and enjoy the delicious results.