Whole Turkey or Whole Chicken Rub
2 Tbsprubbed sage or poultry seasoning
1 Tbspseasoned salt ( i use lawrey's)
2 tspgarlic powder
1 tspground black pepper
3/4 tspground nutmeg
1 largeonion, cut into wedges
1 Tbspvegetable oil
112-14 lb whole fresh or thawed turkey or chicken
How to Make Whole Turkey or Whole Chicken Rub
- Mix ingredients in a small bowl
- Rinse turkey; pat dry. Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Sprinkle about half of the seasoning mixture inside of turkey. Stuff with onion and bay leaves. Brush turkey breast with oil. Spread remaining seasoning mixture over entire surface and under skin of turkey. Add 1/2 cup water to pan. Cover turkey loosely with heavy duty foil.
- Roast according to package directions.
- Note: for whole smaller chicken (3 1/2lb-4lb) I use 1/2 rub. I also cut back on salt even further, never placing more than a dash or so for flavor and I do not miss it with all the other spices. If you are watching your sodium intake, give this a whirl and will not notice the small portion of salt, if any you add... or do not add.