0 hours 30 mins
0 hours 55 mins
1 hours 25 mins
2 Turkey thighs, skin on (about 3 Lbs.)
1/2 Cup Honeyed Garlic Maple Sauce (get recipe here)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 Lemons, cut into wedges
Parsley, chopped for garnish
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Put the turkey thighs in a large bowl and spoon on 1/4 cup of the sauce. Massage into the meat and let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the refrigerator up to two hours. Bring to room temperature before roasting.
3. Cover a baking sheet with tin foil or a silpat for easy clean up. Top with a small rack and place the turkey thighs on the rack. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Bake until the skin is brown and crispy and the meat is cooked through and has an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Check with a meat thermometer. This should take approximately 50- 65 minutes.
5. Let the thighs rest, covered with tinfoil for about 10 minutes to let the juices redistribute back into the meat.
6. Warm the remaining sauce on the stove and serve on the side with lemon wedges. Sprinkle with parsley to garnish.
NOTE: This recipe was inspired by a Honeyed Garlic Sauce recipe that I had found, played with for a month and then tried on turkey during the Thanksgiving season. It is just sooooo good! Roasted garlic, lemon, chilis and maple make the perfect marinade and sauce on this dish. Get the Honeyed Garlic Maple Sauce recipe and then start making your own creations.
I love this served with simple roasted sweet potatoes and some steamed broccoli. I let the sauce and turkey be the stars. Enjoy.