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Roast Turkey legs Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver’s baked turkey legs are perfect any time of year, and they’re also perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. Roasting at a high temperature ensures crispy skin and juicy meat.

It’s one of my go-to dinners since the Roast Turkey Legs from Jamie Oliver are so delicious and hearty. They’re also a great substitute for a whole roasted turkey for Thanksgiving, which is something I’ve started doing in recent years.

Why Make These Jamie Oliver Roast Turkey legs

  • Simple, Concise List of Ingredients
  • Distinct Servings
  • Simple to Prepare
  • Simply Put In a Little Time in the Oven and You’ll Have a Deliciously Juicy Turkey
Roast Turkey legs Jamie Oliver
Roast Turkey legs Jamie Oliver

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Turkey Legs – Drumsticks and thighs were both used, whole! If you prefer, cut them into smaller pieces.
  • Butter – To control sodium, I prefer unsalted. Make sure it’s melted!
  • Seasoning – Here we’re using garlic powder, salt, and pepper, but feel free to experiment with other spices and herbs if you like!

How Do I Know When Roast Turkey legs Are Done?

When the internal temperature of the thighs of your turkey reaches 170°F, the turkey is done. I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: the best way to determine when your turkey is done is with an instant meat thermometer. It is important to keep in mind that each oven is different, so you may need to allow more or less time.

Is It Better To Cook Roast Turkey Legs At 325 Or 350?

Roast Turkey Legs uncovered at a temperature ranging from 325°F to 350°F. Using higher temperatures may cause the meat to dry out, but it’s better than using temperatures that are too low, which may not allow the interior of the turkey to cook to a safe temperature.

What To Serve With Roast Turkey Legs?

Traditionally roasted turkey legs are served with cranberry sauce. However, they may also be eaten with fresh salad or mashed potatoes.

Here’s a list of what you can serve with Jamie Oliver Roast Turkey legs:

How To Make Roast Turkey legs Jamie Oliver?

  • Preheat Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F, meanwhile, pat dry the turkey legs with paper towels.
  • Prep Turkey: Next, whisk the melted butter with salt, garlic powder, and pepper, then generously brush the butter mixture all around your turkey legs.
  • Transfer To Oven: At this point, you want to transfer your turkey legs to a greased baking pan, make sure the skin side down, transfer to the preheated oven.
  • Roast: Allow your Turkey legs to roast for about 30 minutes, flip the legs so that the skin side up and allow them to roast for another 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the internal temperature of the thighs reaches 170°F.

Recipe Tips

  • Get a meat thermometer! It’s your best friend when you’re cooking turkey or any other meat.
  • Try experimenting with spices, sauces, and herbs.
  • If you want to serve more people, you can always cook more turkey legs.
Roast Turkey legs Jamie Oliver
Roast Turkey legs Jamie Oliver

FAQ Section

How Long Roast Turkey Legs Leftovers last?

Roast Turkey Legs leftovers can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container. They can be reheated gently in the microwave on 50% power. Like cold leftover chicken, they are also very good cold!

How Long Roast Turkey Legs Last In The Freezer?

Properly stored Roast Turkey legs can last for up to 3 months. Make sure to store your Roast Turkey legs leftovers in an airtight container.

Is it better to roast Turkey Legs covered or uncovered?

To achieve that balance, Turkey Legs should spend time both covered and uncovered: You need to cover the Turkey Legs for most of the cooking time, but take the cover off for the last 30 minutes or so so the skin crisps up.

How Long To Roast Smaller Turkey Legs Like Jamie Oliver?

Cooking times may vary depending on the size of your turkey legs. Each of my turkey legs weighed over 2 pounds, so they took longer to cook. If your turkey legs are smaller, they may take less time to roast as Jamie Oliver suggested. Start checking the temperature after 1 hour.

What are the white things in turkey legs?

These are turkey booties, also known as turkey frills, are little paper caps people put on the ends of turkey legs to cover up the unsightly ends of the bones.

How do you know when Roast Turkey Legs are fully cooked?

This is easy to do when you have a meat thermometer. Probe the meat by inserting it into the meaty section, but do not get too close to the bone, because drumstick bones can read higher than turkey meat. By the time the turkey part reaches 170 degrees, it’s fully cooked and ready to enjoy.

Why is My Roast Turkey Legs tough?

Your roasted turkey legs are tough because they are not cooked enough. Just make sure to roast turkey leg cook these legs for about 30 min at 350°F until they are golden brown or the internal link reaches 170°F.

Roast Turkey legs Jamie Oliver
Roast Turkey legs Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver Roast Turkey legs Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 416
  • Total Fat 13.3g
  • Saturated Fat 4.1g
  • Cholesterol 172mg
  • Sodium 196mg
  • Potassium 617mg
  • Protein 69.8g
  • Calcium 56g
  • Iron 6g

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Roast Turkey legs Jamie Oliver

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time:1 hour 30 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time:1 hour 35 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:416 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Jamie Oliver’s baked turkey legs are perfect any time of year, and they’re also perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. Roasting at a high temperature ensures crispy skin and juicy meat.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F, meanwhile, pat dry the turkey legs with paper towels.
  2. Next, whisk the melted butter with salt, garlic powder, and pepper, then generously brush the butter mixture all around your turkey legs.
  3. At this point, you want to transfer your turkey legs to a greased baking pan, make sure the skin side is down, transfer to the preheated oven.
  4. Allow your Turkey legs to roast for about 30 minutes, flip the legs so that the skin side up and allow them to roast for another 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the internal temperature of the thighs reaches 170°F.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 416
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.3g21%
Saturated Fat 4.1g21%
Cholesterol 172mg58%
Sodium 196mg9%
Potassium 617mg18%
Protein 69.8g140%

Calcium 56%
Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.