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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  • Renee Palmer
    Renee Palmer 3 days ago

    another yummy receipe bu PhillyBoyJay !!

  • Niara Needham
    Niara Needham 8 days ago

    If I want to fry my turkey can I use the same seasoning method and everything ?

  • Oracle of Raelor
    Oracle of Raelor 18 days ago

    OMG that looked amazing. I'm so glad I found your videos. Now just to find a southern cornbread dressing recipe I'll be all set.

  • Samara Molix-Marshall
    Samara Molix-Marshall 20 days ago

    I need to start practicing now for Thanksgiving.

  • alhumaidy alenzi
    alhumaidy alenzi Month ago

    Good video, only I wanna say the juices inside the bag will not allow for good color and crispy skin

  • Eiriam Smith
    Eiriam Smith Month ago

    I made it like this. OMG. you couldn't tell me nothing😂😂 Thank you.

  • Bob Ford
    Bob Ford Month ago

    Hey Jay, it's July, 2019. I will use your recipe & directions to do a 10 pound turkey. I live in the Kingdom of Bahrain, so not many folks are familiar with our American traditions. I'll try this out, on locals and will report back.

  • Shahid Mansuri
    Shahid Mansuri 2 months ago


  • Zahraa Lee
    Zahraa Lee 2 months ago

    So it takes about 5 days for preparation? 😂

  • Sunny Aujla
    Sunny Aujla 2 months ago

    i wonder if the turkey owed that guy money....he butchered it bad haha

  • AM Amboni
    AM Amboni 2 months ago

    You're turkey is dry, you need to rest it first. Just saying.

  • reward magical
    reward magical 3 months ago

    I like your cooking

  • Larry Tan
    Larry Tan 3 months ago

    I would throw chopped onions and garlic into that bird

  • Missy R
    Missy R 3 months ago

    Shake shake shake..... love it

  • Missy R
    Missy R 3 months ago

    I love your cooking❤️

  • Annie Kerr
    Annie Kerr 3 months ago

    I will be making turkey for my Bible Study tomorrow night. I know they will love it. God bless you and keep on cooking.

  • bigwhop136
    bigwhop136 3 months ago

    Look at the juices it was werry werry werry werry juicey😂

  • This Is Shauna
    This Is Shauna 3 months ago

    Boy. WTH !!! My husband get a turkey from his job every year. I’ve never attempted to make it. Actually threw the last one away. 😞. It’s the end of April and by golly, I’m gonna make that turkey next week. How can I not after watching your video ??? 👌👌👌

  • InStars
    InStars 4 months ago +1

    350 DEGREES fahrenheit or celsius?

  • ABBA 79
    ABBA 79 4 months ago

    Love you Phillyboy!! Hope you have a great Easter!

  • /!/Nicki - Kun
    /!/Nicki - Kun 4 months ago +1


  • Shawn Grant
    Shawn Grant 4 months 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 5 months ago

    I found this video after watching Brandon Farris😂

  • WE ARE UNITED! Gamming
    WE ARE UNITED! Gamming 5 months ago

    2019 guys like here

  • FaZe Epic
    FaZe Epic 6 months ago


  • Gabrielle Tanae
    Gabrielle Tanae 6 months ago

    I need a full Thanksgiving dinner video pleaseee come back!

  • Jordan Lawrence
    Jordan Lawrence 6 months ago

    My roast turkey recipes are better than yours

  • Ketsia Simeus
    Ketsia Simeus 7 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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    Your future boyfriends 7 months ago


  • Thelma Banks
    Thelma Banks 7 months ago

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

  • Yankee Poodle
    Yankee Poodle 7 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 7 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 7 months ago +1

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

  • carlos roman
    carlos roman 7 months ago

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

  • Kenji Reukin
    Kenji Reukin 7 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 7 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 7 months ago +1

    Helpful video thank you so much

  • Colin Baldwin
    Colin Baldwin 7 months ago

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  • Ivan Mutch
    Ivan Mutch 7 months ago

    Love the video I'm going to try it.

  • Black Queen
    Black Queen 7 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 7 months ago

    I am going to try this

  • Donald Davis Jr.
    Donald Davis Jr. 7 months ago

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

    DBL HARD 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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!

  • VeryStableGenius
    VeryStableGenius 8 months ago

    whore else here don't give a shit ?

  • Trekees Marsh
    Trekees Marsh 8 months ago +1

    Up cooking now early bird

  • Jacqueline Mills
    Jacqueline Mills 8 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 8 months ago


  • vanessa8747
    vanessa8747 8 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 8 months ago

    Who’s here on Christmas Eve?

  • Jamie Jamie869873
    Jamie Jamie869873 8 months ago

    My turkey is getting the same treatment..bless 👊

  • Jim Freeman
    Jim Freeman 8 months ago

    nicely done

  • Rosie Drdo
    Rosie Drdo 8 months ago

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

  • Lenn Longman
    Lenn Longman 8 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 8 months ago

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

  • Nellie J.
    Nellie J. 8 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 8 months ago


  • Dee Espinosa
    Dee Espinosa 8 months ago

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

  • David Brown
    David Brown 8 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 8 months ago

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

  • elton Duraku
    elton Duraku 8 months ago

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

  • Yvonne Moran
    Yvonne Moran 8 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 😁

  • Chana Johnson-Yisrael
    Chana Johnson-Yisrael 8 months ago

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

  • Saly Black
    Saly Black 8 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 8 months ago

    You’re the man!!

  • Alex Pritchard
    Alex Pritchard 8 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 8 months ago

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

  • AshaCake
    AshaCake 8 months ago

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

  • Blue kid
    Blue kid 8 months ago

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

  • Nabila and Michael
    Nabila and Michael 8 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