A brown sugar chili butter infuses our Sweet and Spicy Roast Turkey as it roasts. Buttery notes and a hint of spice balanced with a touch of sweetness make every forkful a delight.
There’s no denying that your roasted turkey is the belle of the ball on Thanksgiving. The crowning glory on your table that all the sides adorn is actually good for you!
Rich in protein, just 4 ounces of turkey provides about 35 grams of protein with less than 1 gram of total fat, providing a whopping 65 percent of your recommended daily intake of protein!
Also considered a very good source of essential amino acids, turkey contains trace minerals thought to aid in cancer prevention, as well as selenium, which is essential for the healthy function of the thyroid and immune system.
Then there’s that essential amino acid in turkey called L-tryptophan that creates a feeling of relaxation and causes snoring after the feast!
Oh and don’t forget that turkey is also a good source of vitamins B3 and B6, providing 36 percent of the daily allowance of B3 and 27 percent of your recommended intake of B6.
Yes, turkey isn’t just the belle of the ball, it’s also the king of nutrition!
A brown sugar chili powder butter infuses our turkey under the skin as it roasts. Sweet and spicy notes flavor the turkey and butter helps give it a crispy flavorful skin.
So carve up some turkey, enjoy a Sweet ‘N Spicy slice and then take your L-tryptophan-induced nap! Happy Thanksgiving!
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Use a meat thermometer to check when your turkey is done
- Always let your turkey rest after roasting and before carving
- Be sure your turkey is completely thawed before roasting
- Cook your turkey 15-20 minutes per pound when roasting
- Roast turkey until juices run clear and meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 180F and inserted in breast reads 170F
- Baste your turkey occasionally with pan drippings as it’s roasting
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- dark brown sugar
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- kosher salt
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Preheat oven to 350F. Arrange metal rack in roasting pan.
In bowl combine brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, kosher salt and butter until blended.
Spread butter mixture under and over the turkey skin. This step can be done ahead. Then refrigerate turkey until ready to roast.
Roast turkey until juices run clear and meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 180F and inserted in breast reads 170F, basting occasionally with pan drippings.
Allow 15-20 minutes of roasting time per pound. Let turkey rest 15 minutes before carving.
A 12 lb. turkey will serve about 8 adults.