Diane's citrus baked turkey[or chicken]

Diane's Citrus Baked Turkey[or Chicken] Recipe

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Diane Eldridge


my dad lives in fl he sent me a box of tangerines for x-mas..well they started to "get old".... so i asked hubby how to use them...we came up with this recipe...turkey is thawing in fridge now...gonna make this tomorrow


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30 Min


  • 1
    whole turkkey[10-12 pounds]
  • 1 stick
    margarine,room temp
  • 1 tsp
    dried orange peel
  • 1 tsp
    fresh tangarine peel
  • 1 tsp
    dried onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried celery leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 pinch
    sage, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • ·
    coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • ·
    juice of several tangarines
  • 2 medium
  • ·
    several tangarines

How to Make Diane's citrus baked turkey[or chicken]


  1. make sure turkey is thawed completly...rinse and pat dry bird...set aside
  2. in small bowl mix margarine and next 9 things[if need be add a T of olive oil]
  3. take some of spice mix and sprinkle on inside of bird... than place a tangarine inside than the 1/4ed onion...another tangarine if room......now rub rest of spice mix all over bird and under skin
  4. place bird on rack in roasttin pan put juice in pan as well as several whole tangarines[have enough juice so fruit floats]
  5. have oven preheated to 450... place turkey in middle of oven....cook 15 min then drop temp to 325....cook 16 min per pound... baste bird several times with pan drippings.........cook til 165 on meat thermonetor...remove from oven let reast 15-20 min then slice and enjoy......

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About Diane's citrus baked turkey[or chicken]

Course/Dish: Chicken Turkey
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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