Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe: How to Cook Tender Juicy Turkey – How to Make Homemade Turkey Gravy

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Easy Thanksgiving turkey and Turkey Gravy dish.

Tender Juicy Turkey dish.

Defrost turkey … sit the frozen turkey on the area counter for 3 days to completely thaw.

Get rid of turkey gizzards, heart, liver, and neck from cavity.

Eliminate slime and cut excess fat.

Wash turkey with salt and water.

Turkey Rub.

2 TBS of Flavoring salt, 1 TBS garlic powder, 1 TBS onion powder, 1 TBS of sage, 1 tsp of , 1 tsp of rosemary, 1 tsp of pepper.

Drizzle melted butter on both sides of the turkey, rub well.

Sprinkle a generous quantity of flavoring onto the turkey.

Place in fridge and marinade for 3 days.

After 3 days … chop up 1 onion and 2 green peppers, and location in the cavity of the turkey.


Chop up 1 green pepper and onion into very small pieces.

Location 1 tbs of flour in an oven bag. Add sliced green peppers and onions.

Place turkey in the bag.

Connect a knot at the end of the bag and cut 6 1/2 inch splits on top of the bag.

Place in pan and bake until thermometer checks out 160 degrees in the thickest part of the turkey.


Place turkey neck, liver, heart, and gizzards, in a little pot. Add 1 tbs of butter.

Add 3 cups of water and 2 cups of chicken broth/slurry (6 tbs of flour).

Simmer over medium heat until gravy thickens.

Pour over turkey when done.

Easy Thanksgiving : How to Cook Tender Juicy Turkey – How to Make Homemade Turkey Gravy

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  1. Its 2020 and I know I’m not the only one who’s ready to get this rocking.

  2. I followed your recipe last year and it was literally all gone! Everyone LOVED it. I’m back again this year to make it 😍

    1. Me too! I didn’t make a Turkey this year but I’m thinking of making one after thanksgiving just for fun.

  3. Ya’ll I followed this recipe last year and the turkey literally fell apart! So good, we didn’t even need to carve. So juicy and flavorful! Came here again in 2020 to do again!

    1. Lynae Nevarez
      Where did he go, do you know?? This vid is 5 years old. He hasn’t made one of his amazingly delicious recipe videos for years. And he has some awesome recipes!!! I was so happy to find a great channel. But now he’s no where to be found.
      I hope he’s ok. And doing well.

  4. Omg!!!! I made this for Christmas dinner, and sent my mom a plate and she said it was very good. My husband and kiddos also loved this turkey.

    So thanks, so much for this video. I will definitely be making this turkey again next year.

  5. I never cared for turkey all my life until I made one with your recipe 😋! Because your recipe was the best, I want to have turkey everyday! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! I use it every holiday now 🥰😁

  6. I ain’t ever cooked a turkey before but this will be my first this year. Definitely using this recipe right here

  7. I have been using this recipe for the last two thanksgiving and will do so again this year! Best recipe out there <3

  8. OMG not to be dramatic but I almost cried when I found this video again. I’ve been making this exact recipe since I discovered this video years ago and I got a new email and had not been able to find your channel until now. I ALWAYS come back to his video, every single year, to make this Thanksgiving turkey and it never disappoints. Everyone tells me how amazing my Thanksgiving turkey is. SOOOOOOO Happy I found this video because it’s the absolute best. Already have my turkey defrosting and already bought my oven bag 🙂

  9. 6 years and I’m still using this recipe. Absolutely the best turkey. Family always gets kicked out the kitchen when I’m preparing the turkey aka watching this video. Can’t expose the secrets

  10. I used this recipe in 2019 and since then I make the Turkey for the family thanksgiving dinner! Love this recipe! I’m here again in 2021 to get it exactly right lol

  11. I have been using this recipie since November 2017! I return each year to make sure I have it right! Thank you! Again, here I am in 2021! I have linked it to my online recipe tab this year! Also, your delivery is lively so it helps!

    1. I used alot of his recipes but not this one yet but I’m going to use this one this year

  12. I started using this recipe last year and here I am again returning in 2021 because it was the best darn turkey I’ve ever made. He is not kidding about how juicy this turkey is.

  13. I was here last year and followed these for my first turkey ever and it came out amazing!! If you’re hesitating, don’t, because Philly Boy Jay knows what he’s talking about! 😊😊
    This is now in my recipe book forever!
    Thanks so much! ❤️❤️❤️

  14. I did this recipe last year for the 1st time and everyone LOVED it!! My aunt usually does the turkey and it’s always dry, this was juicy and full of flavor. I’m about to season and marinate mine right now and cook it tomorrow… The gravy was awesome as well I’ll never get canned turkey again!

  15. I was here in 2020 and back again in 2021!!! That turkey was slamming last yr and the gravy was a BEAST!!!! I came back to make sure this video was still up and to double check that I have all the ingredients. Thank you so much!!! Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍽🍁 2021

  16. Here we all are again. Another Thanksgiving using this amazing recipe. Thank you Phillyboyjay!

  17. I’ve made this turkey (your recipe) 3 years in a row and I must say EVERYONE now comes to my house for Thanksgiving! I love it! Thank you and please keep this video up!

  18. I’ve been using this for 6 years and it always turns out juicy. If I could like this video more than once I would.

  19. Back again!! I love how simple and DELICIOUS this recipe is😍. Thank you Philly 🧡

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