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How long to Cook Turkey Legs in the Oven

Roasted Turkey Legs (4 Servings)

  • Author: Bobby


  • Four turkey legs; bone-in,10 ounces each
  • Half a cup of melted butter
  • Avocado oil
  • One teaspoon of dried thyme
  • One teaspoon of sea salt
  • One teaspoon of paprika
  • One teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Half a teaspoon of black pepper


  1. Set the oven to 350F and while waiting, line a rimmed baking pan with foil. Place a roasting rack over the lined pan and grease with avocado oil.
  2. Blot the turkey legs with paper towels and brush the skin with butter, then combine the spices in a bowl and generously rub the mix on the meat.
  3. Arrange the seasoned turkey legs on the rack, and spray with a light coating of avocado oil. Then, stick a meat thermometer in the thickest part of one turkey leg, avoiding the bone.
  4. Cook the meat uncovered for 20 minutes so the skin browns, then cover the turkey legs with foil and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. The meat should become fork-tender with juice running clear or hit internal doneness of 164F.
  5. Rest the turkey legs in a foil tent for 10 minutes before serving.

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