Turkey Injection Recipe

This simple turkey injection marinade makes Thanksgiving turkey moist, juicy, and delicious! This simple ingredient makes plain turkey breast delicious in minutes.

– ½ cup apple cider or chicken broth – ¼ cup melted butter or avocado oil – 1 tsp garlic powder – 1 tsp onion powder – 1 tsp Italian seasoning – 1 tsp sea salt


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Remove the turkey from its packaging and set it in a large roasting pan (ideally the same). Pat turkey dry with paper towels.


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Remove the turkey's neck and giblets. Let cook separately or discard.Melt butter in a microwave-safe basin for 30-60 seconds.

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Add apple cider, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian spice, and sea salt immediately and mix thoroughly.

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Be quick when mixing and injecting butter to avoid hardening. Avocado oil or olive oil can buy you all the time instead of melted butter.

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Fill your meat injector according to its instructions. Some injectors load from the top, while others suck liquid through the needle.

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Put the needle in the turkey and push the handle to release 1–2 tablespoons of liquid per injection site.

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Focus on white flesh by injecting breast and turkey in several areas. Insert the needle in different orientations for delicious flavors everywhere.

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Best-tasting turkey comes from the side and top of the breast. As you are here, sprinkle coarse sea salt over the turkey's outside for a dry brine.

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Season the turkey's exterior with your recipe before cooking. Make Garlic Butter Roast Turkey or Orange-Ginger Glazed.

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