Make Your Turkey Melt in Your Mouth Turkey Brine Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN 20 mins

Make Your Turkey Melt in Your Mouth Turkey Brine

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"This brine is super simple and makes your turkey so moist and delicious you'll be asked to make it again and again."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Combine chicken broth and apple juice in a food-safe container large enough to hold your turkey and the brine ingredients. Squeeze juice from orange halves and drop spent orange halves into the broth mixture; add celery, onion, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, and sage leaves to the mixture. Stir salt, poultry seasoning, and black pepper into the liquid to dissolve.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Add your thawed turkey to the brine; pack ice around the turkey and pour enough water into the container so the turkey is completely submerged. Brine overnight to 12 hours.
  • Roast turkey in a roasting bag.
  • Stuff turkey with celery, onions, and herbs from the brine and 1 cup butter before roasting.
  • Keep in mind a brined turkey cooks faster than one that has not been brined.
  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.
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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 44 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 2050 mg
  • 82%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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