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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20 m servings 44 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 44 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 2050 mg
  • 82%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  • Prep

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  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.


  • 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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