Overnight Turkey (Easy, Delicious, and Always Moist!)
Quick and easy overnight turkey recipe provides moist and tender meat and meant to decrease stress on the big day.
Course: Main Course
1oven bag large enough for turkey to fit in
Roaster pan or other large pan with depth to itso broth won't overflow - it always seeps out of the bag anyway
Look in cavity of the turkey and make sure there are not giblets (bags of anything). If there are, remove those. Grandmama always saves hers for giblet gravy. You do what your heart tells ya to do (my heart says giblets are a wee bit on the gross side).
Put one tablespoon of flour in oven bag, shut it and shake it. Place turkey breast side down in oven bag (oven bag should be sitting in your roasting pan). Breast side down is key here for moist white meat. It may look funny but trust us!
Stick that butter where the sun don't shine (up the little gobbler's rear- sorry gobbler)
Seal bag and cut a few small slits in the top.
Turn oven on 250 and cook overnight. I don't put mine in until ten thirty or eleven and I get it out by six in the morning. You want to cook it about seven hours, but no more. When you wake up, your entire house will smell like turkey and the broth will be SO RICH and wonderful!!
Slice turkey and place on platter. Spoon a the left over turkey juices or broth over if you like. Cover with cling wrap or foil and refrigerate until time for your meal and reheat on low in the oven until warm and toasty before the meal. How long will depend on how thick you slice the turkey.
Another option is slice it and keep the turkey in its juices and back in oven to reheat to your desired texture. Always use a thermometer to check the temp of the meat. 165 Degrees F for the breast and 170 degrees F for the legs.