Turkey Drumsticks Perfecto

Turkey Drumsticks Perfecto

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"Hungry for turkey, and holidays are months away? This simple yet delicious recipe will satisfy the craving for sure! When done, make gravy with pan juices adding more chicken broth, if needed."
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3 h 55 m servings 1644 cals
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Original recipe yields 3 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1644 kcal
  • 82%
  • Fat:
  • 124.4 g
  • 191%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.7g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 83 g
  • 166%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 280 mg
  • 93%
  • Sodium:
  • 12253 mg
  • 490%

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.

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  1. Put turkey drumsticks in a large bowl with enough water to cover. Stir salt into water to dissolve.
  2. Brine drumsticks in refrigerator for 2 hours; drain. Rinse drumsticks with clean water and pat dry.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Brush butter over drumsticks to coat; season with black pepper.
  5. Pour chicken broth into a roasting pan. Lay turkey legs into the broth. Place a lid on the roasting pan.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.



This is my personal recipe. Place rinsed and patted dry turkey drumsticks on a rack. Do not put turkey directly into the broth or the flavor will be diluted. (I use Butterball turkey legs).

Other than having to take out of the oven in half the time directed, I did everything this recipe said to do but the end result was inedible. Rubber. I took a suggestion of putting the drumsti...

Just prepared these for myself & roommates. Added other herbs & spices to the brine. Had no broth, so added herbed water in the bottom of a broiler pan, with turkey drumsticks on the slatted t...

tasted delicious.

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