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Apple and Herb Turkey Brine + Step-by-Step Tutorial on How to Brine a Turkey

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Our favorite Apple and Herb Turkey Brine with step-by-step photos on how to brine and cook a turkey to juicy perfection, just in time for Thanksgiving!

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Brine:
1 turkey (up to 12 or 14 lbs, anything bigger than that tastes gamey; if you need more meat, opt for an additional turkey breast or second turkey)
1 gallon chicken broth
1/2 gallon apple juice or cider
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup kosher salt
1 sprig rosemary
2 or 3 sprigs thyme
1 Tbsp whole peppercorns
5 garlic cloves ( smashed )
ICE ( consider buying a 10lb bag or two )
Ingredients for Roasting:
1 to 2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh rosemary ( chopped )
2 Tbsp fresh thyme ( chopped )
1 apple ( cut in chunks or thick slices )
1 onion ( cut in chunks or thick slices )

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Nutritions

Calories
150

Sodium
9094mg
378% DV

Fat
2g
3% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
30g
10% DV

Fiber
5g
20% DV

"Sheet pan chicken drumsticks" is one of those recipes that I go with when I don't feel like spending too much time in the kitchen. I'm sure we all have such days, right?

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1. Start by seasoning the chicken drumsticks. Put the meat in a bigger bowl and add olive oil, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of caraway, 2 tsp of BBQ seasoning and 1 tsp of red paprika. The BBQ mix I'm using...
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