Turkey Drumsticks Perfecto

Turkey Drumsticks Perfecto

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h 45 m
  • Ready In

    3 h 55 m
Recipe by  GINGERPET

“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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Original recipe yields 3 small drumsticks



  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).

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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 drumsticks on a rack rather than directly into the broth but even then the meat was boiled-like and not tasty at all. Wasn't a fan, sorry.



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 top of the pan. It was really delicious, and very moist. Into Recipe Box it goes. Served with herbed wild rice with onion and bell pepper. Thank you!

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Amount Per Serving (3 total)

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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