Wow! This is one of the most delicious and moist turkeys I’ve ever had! Not only was it yummy, the smell wafting through the kitchen was just heavenly! Savor the aroma of this Herbed Turkey as it roasts in the oven, on your special holiday! 

One of the most delicious and moist turkeys I've ever had! The best recipe!

You’ll Need:

  • 1 turkey
  • 2 t of chicken or poultry seasoning
  • 1 t of pepper
  • 3 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 t of dried thyme – or 1 T of fresh thyme, minced
  • 2 t of grated lemon peel
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

For Gravy:

  • 2  cups of water
  • 1 T of flour + 1/4 cup of water


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  • Sprinkle the turkey with chicken seasoning, and pepper
  • Rub the these spices in like you are massaging the turkey 😉
  • Savory Herbed Turkey
  • Place on a rack in the roasting pan, breast side up.
  • You’re going to Pre-Roast the turkey for about 30 minutes
  • While the turkey is in the oven, get started on your herb broth
  • Herbed Turky Recipe
  • Grab yourself a large bowl, or large measuring cup, like I have from Pampered Chef,
  • In the bowl – Mix the broth, herbs, lemon peel, and garlic
  • Pull the turkey out of the oven, and pour the herb broth over the turkey
  • Push the turkey back in, and continue to roast using this chart as your guide on the length of roasting your turkey
  • Baste the turkey occasionally
  • Once your turkey has finished, remove the turkey, and transfer to your serving platter
  • Allow it to cool off while you work on the gravy
  • Pour the 2 cups of water into the bottom of your roasting pan to the bottom of the roasting pan, and stir to get all of the baked goodness off of the bottom
  • Pour this into a saucepan
  • Add the mixture of flour, and water
  • Bring to a boil, and continue to boil for about 2 minutes or until thickened
  • Herbed Turkey Recipe
  • Carve your turkey, and enjoy with your gravy!

~Melissa –


  • Find the original recipe and more for your Thanksgiving meal on Taste of Home

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