Roasted Lemon & Garlic Stuffed Herb Turkey Legs

It’s almost Thanksgiving and this recipe would be perfect for those who don’t want to cook up a whole turkey for hours. In fact, you might try this recipe for a whole turkey and let me know how it turns out. As a matter fact, I’m quite a sissy in terms of cooking an entire turkey. It might be because the size of the bird and the amount of labor required to cook it. Anyway, let’s see what I did to prepare these turkey legs. 🙂

6 free range turkey drumsticks
1-2 tsp salt
1-2 tsp black pepper powder
1-2 Tbsp garlic powder
1-2 tsp dried rosemary
1-2 tsp dried thyme
1-2 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried sage
1 lemon
1 garlic bulb

1. Mix the herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley and sage) and ground them in your mini food processor. I like the herb mixture to be grounded a bit for even marinating. Mix the grounded herb mixture with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

2. Wash and pat dry the turkey drumsticks with paper towel

3. Slice the lemon thinly, peel the garlic cloves but don’t mash them.

4. Rub the seasonings to each turkey drumstick. Tuck 1-2 lemon slices and 2 garlic cloves underneath the skin. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours (4 hours if you are in a rush)

**NOTE: I usually steam any bone-in meat for about 15 minutes prior baking/roasting to raise the internal temperature to room temperature so I don’t have to leave the meat on my countertop for an hour***

5. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a baking rack on top of your foil lined baking sheet. Line the turkey drumsticks on top of the baking rack. Bake for about 1-1 1/2 hour or depending on your oven type. I used a countertop oven so it might take a little longer than the big one. Turn them over halfway through.

6. Remove from heat and let it cool down a bit.

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  • Kate

    I just found your blog searching for a paleo turkey recipe, but you have so many great recipes! !! Made this today- delicious!! Can’t wait to try more 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Looks yammy!