Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe: How to Cook Tender Juicy Turkey - How to Make Homemade Turkey Gravy

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    Easy Thanksgiving turkey and Turkey Gravy recipe
    Tender Juicy Turkey recipe
    Defrost turkey... sit frozen turkey on kitchen counter for 3 days to completely defrost
    Remove turkey gizzards, heart, liver and neck from cavity
    Remove slime and cut excess fat
    Rinse turkey with salt and water
    Turkey Rub
    2 TBS of Seasoning salt, 1 TBS garlic powder, 1 TBS onion powder, 1 TBS of sage, 1 tsp of thyme, 1 tsp of rosemary, 1 tsp of pepper
    Drizzle melted butter on both sides of turkey, rub well
    Sprinkle a generous amount of seasoning onto turkey
    Place in refrigerator and marinate for 3 days
    After 3 days..... chop up 1 onion and 2 green peppers, and place in cavity of turkey.
    Chop up 1 green pepper and onion into very small pieces
    Place 1 tbs of flour in an oven bag. Add chopped green peppers and onions.
    Place turkey in bag
    Tie a knot at the end of bag and cut 6 1/2 inch splits on top of bag
    Place in baking pan and bake until thermometer reads 160 degrees in thickest part of turkey
    Place turkey neck, liver, heart, and gizzards, in a small pot. Add 1 tb of butter.
    Add 3 cups of water and 2 cups of chicken broth/slurry (6 tbs of flour)
    Simmer over medium heat until gravy thickens
    Poor over turkey once done
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  • Jenny 09954
    Jenny 09954 19 hours ago


  • Shawn Grant
    Shawn Grant 12 days ago

    Man, ma nigga. You be doing yo thang. I done made yo oxtails multiple times. Gonna try yo turkey tonight. Love from the midwest.

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    2019 anyone?

  • Summer Winchester
    Summer Winchester Month ago

    I found this video after watching Brandon Farris😂


    2019 guys like here

  • Epic Venom
    Epic Venom 2 months ago


  • Gabrielle Tanae
    Gabrielle Tanae 2 months ago

    I need a full Thanksgiving dinner video pleaseee come back!

  • Jordan Lawrence
    Jordan Lawrence 2 months ago

    My roast turkey recipes are better than yours

  • Ketsia Simeus
    Ketsia Simeus 2 months ago

    Thank you so much. I tried this recipe and I swear it was the juiciest, tastiest best turkey I ever made. It cooked in 2 1/2 hrs. It was the first time I used an oven bag and from now on I will always use one. Everyone was ooohing and awwwing over this turkey. Thank you

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  • Thelma Banks
    Thelma Banks 3 months ago

    I wish i can share my photo absolutely bomb. I am glad i viewd your video first.

  • Yankee Poodle
    Yankee Poodle 3 months ago

    If like to try this but don't like the peppers. Will use other veggies instead. Thanks for the great ideas. Our oven kicked the bucket the first week of December. Thank God we were having dinner at relatives this year. Anyway we do have a turkey in the freezer that needs to come out cause of no room. The earliest date is Jan. 16 for getting the new oven. I usually make alot of cookies too. I still have most of the ingredients for that too. Maybe for Easter. Anyway, my mother got a hold of a roaster from my aunt so we are gonna try that.

  • Ms Bossy
    Ms Bossy 3 months ago

    Thank you so much for sharing this video with us. I made my turkey almost the same way you did but I got a lot of tips from this video and my turkey was not dry this new year lol I was very happy and proud of myself thanks to you PBJ :) Happy New Year.

  • Victor Velazquez
    Victor Velazquez 3 months ago +1

    Look i aint tryna be racist but ma boi black ik that shit gonna be delicious 😋

  • carlos roman
    carlos roman 3 months ago

    Happy New year o yeah can't wait till November go warriors.)

  • Kenji Reukin
    Kenji Reukin 3 months ago

    My oven has a top and bottom heat. Should i use both or only the bottom heat is enough. Thanks

  • Nelson Gutierrez
    Nelson Gutierrez 3 months ago

    I made this recipe for my Family in México, we were not that keen on turkey due to a recipe that dried it, but this, Holly crap, it ended up being delicious and right now, we're full on NYE dinner, we only have legs and wings left, and the Gravy container is still full.
    This is a the best turkey I've tasted, thank you.

  • Annette Kasemire
    Annette Kasemire 3 months ago +1

    Helpful video thank you so much

  • Colin Baldwin
    Colin Baldwin 3 months ago

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    Schauer 3 months ago

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  • Ivan Mutch
    Ivan Mutch 3 months ago

    Love the video I'm going to try it.

  • Black Queen
    Black Queen 3 months ago

    I tried ur recipe. I made 2 separate gravy added coconut milk and pepper sauce to the gravy. It was even more perfect

  • Thelma Banks
    Thelma Banks 3 months ago

    I am going to try this

  • Donald Davis Jr.
    Donald Davis Jr. 3 months ago

    Nice Turkey!! Philly Jay - The Turkey Are To Too Good For The Eyes. Keep On Bringing The Videos.

    DBL HARD 3 months ago

    Awesome recipe!!! Took a out an extra 20 minutes more than instructed but was the best Turkey I've ever made....PBJ strikes again.

  • yesenia galvan
    yesenia galvan 3 months ago

    I’m so glad I found your video again! I made this turkey for thanksgiving this year 2018 and it was sooooo delicious and juicy and now I’m making it again for Christmas and I just wanted to say thank you for sharing and also I didn’t marinate it for three days I just did it the day of and I only used 1 onion and 1 bell pepper and it was still so juicy and so tasty 😋 it was perfect 👌🏼 anyway thanks again

  • J Geez
    J Geez 3 months ago

    I appreciate this video. This is the 1st time I cooked a Turkey and I needed guidance. I just slid it in the oven. Merry Christmas 12 25 2018

  • Ryan Palmer
    Ryan Palmer 3 months ago

    My first time making a turkey. Made it for Thanksgiving and it was the best turkey I've ever had! The gravy is insane!

  • Kiss my libTARD
    Kiss my libTARD 3 months ago

    whore else here don't give a shit ?

  • Trekees Marsh
    Trekees Marsh 3 months ago +1

    Up cooking now early bird

  • Jacqueline Mills
    Jacqueline Mills 3 months ago

    PBJ Thank you for teaching me how to bake a turkey. it was my first time and my gravy was nice and thick. Thank you.

  • Annette Allen
    Annette Allen 3 months ago


  • vanessa8747
    vanessa8747 3 months ago

    At 14:09 u said then we’re going to be adding the slurry what exactly is that that you put in there??

  • mitch mauracher
    mitch mauracher 3 months ago

    Who’s here on Christmas Eve?

  • Jamie Jamie869873
    Jamie Jamie869873 3 months ago

    My turkey is getting the same treatment..bless 👊

  • Jim Freeman
    Jim Freeman 3 months ago

    nicely done

  • Rosie Drdo
    Rosie Drdo 3 months ago

    I’m making this turkey for Christmas Eve dinner. Family coming over. My first turkey.

  • Lenn Longman
    Lenn Longman 3 months ago

    its christmas eve.. do i need to marinate?? or can i just season and throw in oven?? help!! LOL

  • Hillz Angel
    Hillz Angel 3 months ago

    Who’s watching this on Xmas eve day :) ... 😱

  • Nellie J.
    Nellie J. 3 months ago +1

    Made this recipe today and it turned out GREAT! Got a lot of compliments! The only thing I didn't have was the oven bag. And so, I baked it at 450 for 30 minutes, and based it then turned the oven down to 350 for 3 hours. I based it twice in the last hour. Was still moist and delicious. The gravy was also a hit! Thanks for sharing!

  • Martial Marcos
    Martial Marcos 3 months ago


  • Dee Espinosa
    Dee Espinosa 3 months ago

    I like how you said remove the residue and "funk" 😁

  • David Brown
    David Brown 3 months ago

    My mama always basted hers in butter she never stuffed her turkey like you. You and my mama have a lot in common.

  • Joevon Smith
    Joevon Smith 3 months ago

    That’s a hell of a turkey! Came out prrrffcctt!

  • elton Duraku
    elton Duraku 3 months ago

    0.46 I thought was something else 😂😂but anyway ...

  • Yvonne Moran
    Yvonne Moran 3 months ago

    I want to thank you for uploading this delicious recipe, I've NEVER done a Turkey in my life, as soon as I saw this video, I went the store to buy all the ingredients that you used, I did it step by step and in 2 hours it was done!!! The bag really helps cut the time in half, I send a plate to my neighbor and she loved it!!!!! Now I feel so confident for next years Thanksgiving Feast 😊 Thank You 😁

  • The Mane Esteem
    The Mane Esteem 3 months ago

    Christmas dinner!!!! ..... Yasssssss!

  • Saly Black
    Saly Black 3 months ago

    It's overdone , looks so dry

  • நான் தமிழன் மெகதீஸ்

    How could u use plastic bag in cooking
    CA for sure

  • Sergio Urias
    Sergio Urias 3 months ago

    You’re the man!!

  • Alex Pritchard
    Alex Pritchard 4 months ago

    Hello I live in U.K I was wondering what this ‘seasoning’ salt is that you used? Is it paprika based? Thanks

  • J Kerfont
    J Kerfont 4 months ago

    Shitty poke job tatoos need to be covered up for cooking vids.

  • AshaCake
    AshaCake 4 months ago

    Used this for my turkey last year for Christmas and back again for a second year ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Blue kid
    Blue kid 4 months ago

    I don't know if I want that tasteless chicken meat man

  • Nabila and Michael
    Nabila and Michael 4 months ago

    I used your recipe last year AND the year before that...obviously going to use it this year because my turkey comes out perfect EVERY TIME and it’s so delicious! Thank you lol

  • Terry Stringer
    Terry Stringer 4 months ago

    Thank you so very much! I followed your instructions to a "T"and everything turned out beautifully! Thank you again :)

  • владимир беляев

    *Cooked my thanksgiving turkey beautifully this year. It was very convenient to use>>>**ur2.pl/1203** and I was happy to not take up half my oven cooking the turkey. It cut down on my total cooking time for thanksgiving. The turkey came out moist and tender. Easy to clean after use.*

  • Dianna H
    Dianna H 4 months ago

    I made this last year using this recipe. The turkey tasted great. I actually think this is the best turkey I ever had. I'm making this for Christmas dinner since, I didn't get to cook the turkey for Thanks Giving.

  • J Phish
    J Phish 4 months ago

    That's... not... butter... :0

  • Almaree Flowers
    Almaree Flowers 4 months ago

    Looks so tender and delicious

  • Paul Carleton
    Paul Carleton 4 months ago

    MY MIND IS BLOWN!!! Great idea with the Marinate, and Oven Bag. Great points about keeping the bird moist!!! Keep the good recipes up!!!

  • Ray 101
    Ray 101 4 months ago

    I used this recipe last year and my family loved it. I'm watching this video again to cook this Christmas. Thanks Philly Boy for sharing!

  • Ddera Oj
    Ddera Oj 4 months ago

    Thank you so much!!! My wife and I made turkey exactly as you instructed and it came excellent. This is the first time that we have made a turkey in 20 years. God bless you and everyone on this forum.

  • Bangalore Motherchod
    Bangalore Motherchod 4 months ago

    350 degree you mean 350 degree celcius or degree fahrenheit?

  • Fried Green Tomatoes
    Fried Green Tomatoes 4 months ago

    Has anyone heard of a pesto rub for Turkey's? I want to try it for my Christmas turkey, but am a little afraid to? Please any replies welcome, except mean ones.😏

  • Misha Fowks
    Misha Fowks 4 months ago +1

    What about that long pinky nail?

  • Funnel TV
    Funnel TV 4 months ago

    That's dry Turkey l. I made Turkey it was so juicy so soft smelled so good very delicious

  • John Blackburn
    John Blackburn 4 months ago

    One of the best turkey I've had!

  • Manda Panda
    Manda Panda 4 months ago

    Always defrost in the fridge because certain parts of the turkey defrost faster leaving you open to bacteria

  • Ada O
    Ada O 4 months ago

    This is the best video I’ve seen for making turkey. The way you cooked it reminds me of my grandma and you are so right about that sage!!

    NIKI BLOSSOM 4 months ago

    I'm way past Thanksgiving cooking my Turkey lol😂😂😂 great recipe

  • Thundering Carp
    Thundering Carp 4 months ago

    less ads please

  • Mona Desir
    Mona Desir 4 months ago

    Nouvel haiti

    PATRICK ARLO 4 months ago

    Who's here looking ideas for Xmas dinner 2018

  • One Love xoxo
    One Love xoxo 4 months ago

    Yuck, why put the turkey in the sink like that...

  • Annie Kerr
    Annie Kerr 4 months ago

    I am going to make turkey for my Bible Study Monday night. I am going to follow your recipe. I love love your recipes everything comes out very delicious. Thank God for your gift of cooking and for sharing your gift with us.

  • Cecilia Balderrama
    Cecilia Balderrama 4 months ago

    Hi I'm a new subscriber.
    I liked your video.that Turkey is amazing.

  • David Walker
    David Walker 4 months ago

    If you want to make a better tasting turkey do not use a oven bag. Yes it cooks faster but if you want the meat to fall off the bird with even darker golden brown color cover the top with tin foil and the last hour take it off.

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  • Anais Perez
    Anais Perez 4 months ago

    Vrerry lluuusyy

  • Aparna Nelson
    Aparna Nelson 4 months ago

    This was a big hit for thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing!

  • Thochen Lama
    Thochen Lama 4 months ago

    "Ma Turkey"

  • Lyric Anderson
    Lyric Anderson 4 months ago

    Did this for thanksgiving as well and everyone loved it

  • Escaping to the Philippines

    Vegetabubles....hahaa, this niggy is a hood mofo, don't listen to him watch shaight if you wanna cook amazing turkey...mines is tha best!

  • Dwayne Barnes
    Dwayne Barnes 4 months ago

    💥🔥 Who here December 2018. We lit !!

  • Typical Shampoo
    Typical Shampoo 4 months ago

    So far so good, gravy has turned out great! Turkey been cooking for a hour, did not have a bag so had to use foil, but it's looking great! Thanks from a stay at home dad!!!

  • Aisha F.
    Aisha F. 4 months ago

    You got one more new subscriber. Let me first tell you every Thanksgiving I want to make a turkey, but nobody in the family eats turkey only me. There’s no less than 13 people at our home for Thanksgiving every year. So I decided I didn’t care and I was making my 20 pound turkey this year (given to my husband from work). Man I did ALMOST every single thing you did down to the turkey prep and the seasonings. The only thing I didn’t do was leave the turkey in the fridge uncovered for 3 days I only left it for 1 day because Thanksgiving was the following day so... Now here is my testimony the turkey was so freaking good that I made believers out of more than half the family members on Thanksgiving day. They were so shocked that the turkey had seasoning infused in the actual meat not only the skin. Boy that adding of SAGE was everything. I’m not joking with you the turkey tasted like the way you would want to describe the flavor of Thanksgiving. My turkey only took about 3 hours and 20 minutes in the oven bag at 350 degrees. The turkey was very moist even the breast. My turkey looked exactly the way yours look. Thank you so much.

  • Carlos Lockwood
    Carlos Lockwood 4 months ago

    Wrery wrery wrery juicy meat 🍖

  • n0ops -
    n0ops - 4 months ago

    You had me at “Veggibles”
    About to put mine in the bag right now with the help of my wife, who i’m calling Tina at the moment.

  • Yeet Ya thought
    Yeet Ya thought 4 months ago

    "Vegables" lol

    LUCY LOVE 4 months ago +1

    Turkey at our house is something you have a lot left to eat because it's so tough. I
    Made it this year going by your recipe. No turkey left

  • William Robinson
    William Robinson 4 months ago

    When you marinated your turkey you actually have used a dry brine in which the turkey is sat in fridge with salt and seasonings for at least 24 hours I've never used a dry brine but I seen videos on them and the skin looks yours did on the videos I've seen but I use a wet brine and I love it . But I'm sure your turkey was delicious and hope you had a great Thanksgiving !

  • M B
    M B 4 months ago

    PB I have to say this was one of the best tasting turkey and gravy I have ever had! I followed your recipe almost to a tee, it was awesome, thanks so much!!

  • lo key
    lo key 4 months ago

    Thanksgiving is over but that still looks hella good

  • theresa stay bless
    theresa stay bless 4 months ago

    Love it..

  • Joe Mello
    Joe Mello 4 months ago

    Making me hungry

  • Eritrawi seb
    Eritrawi seb 4 months ago

    You have got this magical voice, man, I think you need to start singing

  • Win Nys (Neece)
    Win Nys (Neece) 4 months ago

    Delicious! Thanks for sharing your video.

  • Alexis Moore
    Alexis Moore 4 months ago

    Turkey turned out great!!! Thanks

  • Christina Quintero
    Christina Quintero 4 months ago

    "It was revy revy revy revy revy juicy" lol i love him! 😂