Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Herbes de Provence Turkey

Getting reviews...
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 18 hr 15 min (includes drying and standing times)
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 14 to 16 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. The day before cooking the turkey, remove the giblets from the turkey cavity and discard. Wash the turkey thoroughly and pat the skin dry with paper towels. Place on a wire rack over a baking sheet and refrigerate, uncovered, for 12 hours. This process makes for a crispy skin.
  2. Bring the turkey to room temperature before cooking, about an hour. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. Put the turkey in a roasting pan with a rack. Season the cavity with 2 tablespoons salt and 1 tablespoon black pepper. Put the thyme sprigs, parsley, sage, apple and onion in the cavity of the bird. Gently loosen the skin over the breast with your fingers. Rub the breast meat under the skin on both sides with 2 tablespoons of butter.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the rosemary, chopped thyme and Herbes de Provence. Brush the oil over the entire turkey and rub with the mixed herbs and the remaining 1 tablespoon salt and 1 tablespoon black pepper. Pour 2 cups of chicken stock in the roasting pan.
  5. Cook the turkey breast-side up for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325 degrees F. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast reads 165 degrees F, 3 to 3 1/2 hours, basting every 30 minutes with drippings from the pan. If the juices begin to dry out, add 1/2 cup of the chicken stock each time you baste. Let the turkey rest for 30 minutes before carving.
  6. Strain the drippings from the roasting pan through a sieve into a saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Add enough chicken stock to the drippings to make 3 cups of liquid and bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water in a small bowl. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the boiling gravy, reduce the heat to low and cook for another minute. Keep warm until ready to use. Just before serving, whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Valentine's Day Cake Recipes

Want to bake something sweet for your loved one on Valentine's Day? These recipes – from chocolate to berry-filled and covered in …

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Raspberry Cakes

Celebrate Valentine's Day by prepping these sweet, romantic heart-shaped chocolate cakes.

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.