Diane's Citrus Baked Turkey[or Chicken] Recipe

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Diane's citrus baked turkey[or chicken]

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


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


1make sure turkey is thawed completly...rinse and pat dry bird...set aside
2in small bowl mix margarine and next 9 things[if need be add a T of olive oil]
3take 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
4place bird on rack in roasttin pan put juice in pan as well as several whole tangarines[have enough juice so fruit floats]
5have 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......

About this Recipe

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