Orangey Turkey Legs

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"Hearty turkey drumsticks are marinated and basted with a tangy orange marinade. This is great for leftovers, but also a fine way to enjoy turkey throughout the year!"

Ingredients 2 h 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 379 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 379 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 36.8 g
  • 74%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 397 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a blender or food processor, mix the orange segments, vinegar, and brown sugar. Transfer to a large resealable plastic bag, and mix in the reserved mandarin orange liquid and oil. Place the turkey drumsticks in the bag, seal, and marinate in the refrigerator 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Place the marinated turkey drumsticks on the baking sheet, and season with salt.
  4. Cover, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cover, and continue baking 1 hour, basting often with the remaining orange mixture, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).
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  • Leftover marinade may be heated and whisked with water and flour for a gravy-glaze.
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Miranda
7/13/2010

I substituted orange marmalade and orange juice instead of mandarin oranges to increase the orange flavor. Worked like a charm. Legs were flavorful and juicy.

TUNISIANSWIFE
6/3/2006

I did these in my crockpot and didn't see the need to add any oil. Although the legs were very tender and surprisingly, they did brown in the crockpot, there was not a big orange flavor. I subbed orange juice for all of the oil and whipped everything up in the food processor. When I tasted it, there was not much orange flavor, very bland. I added 3 cloves of crushed garlic to the marinade. The meat was tender but that's about it.

LESLEYfromWI
5/25/2004

This was okay. I was disappointed because there was not a lot of flavor to the turkey even with marinating and basting. I would probably not make again. Sorry.