Oven Baked Turkey Legs

Jump to Recipe

Baked turkey legs that are fall off the bone tender while slowly cooked in bell peppers and onions covered in a delicious rub.

Baked turkey legs

Sink your teeth into juicy, succulent turkey legs that are perfectly cooked every time. In this article, I will guide you step-by-step on how to master the art of baked turkey legs that are packed with flavor and fall-off-the-bone tender. Whether you’re preparing a holiday feast or simply craving a delicious meal, I’ve got you covered.

These easy-to-follow instructions will ensure that your turkey legs are cooked to perfection, with each bite bursting with flavor. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, these tips and tricks will help you elevate your baking game.

Get ready to impress your friends and family with mouthwatering baked turkey legs that will have them coming back for seconds.

How To Make Baked Turkey Legs

Ingredients needed

  • Turkey legs
  • Onion
  • Green bell pepper
  • Chicken broth
  • Cornstarch (optional)
  • Seasonings (listed below)

Making the baked turkey legs in the oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 300F.
  2. First, whip together the ingredients for the spice rub. Remove the turkey from the packaging and cover the turkey legs heavily in the spice rub.
  3. Slice up the green bell pepper and onion. Lay the seasoned turkey legs in the baking dish.
  4. Then, place the sliced peppers and onions around the turkey legs.
  5. Now, on the sides of the baking dish add in the chicken broth. If you’d like to make gravy later with the drippings mix the cornstarch with the broth before adding it into the dish.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for one hour. Remove the foil and bake a remaining 30 minutes.
  7. Lastly, allow to cool a bit before serving. If you added cornstarch, remove the turkey wings and season the gravy with salt pepper and add some heavy cream for extra flavor.
Baked turkey legs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why are my baked turkey legs tough?

Turkey is not a fatty animal. Therefore, you have to be careful when cooking it because you can easily dry it out. Having touch meat isn’t a problem cooking turkey wings in the crockpot. Why? Because the slow cooking process. This is why I recommend 300F instead of 350F like most people. You want to cook the turkey legs slow enough to not tighten the muscles but hot enough where they don’t dry themselves out.

What temperature will the turkey legs be done?

An internal temperature that is perfect for turkey legs according to the USDA is 165F.

What to serve with baked turkey wings?

Follow Sugarless Crystals on Pinterest & Instagram for all my recipes!

Baked turkey legs

Baked Turkey Legs

Baked turkey legs that are fall off the bone tender while slowly cooked in bell peppers and onions covered in a delicious rub.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings

Equipment

  • 16×9 Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

  • 3 pounds turkey legs
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cup chicken broth

Seasoning

  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Gravy (optional)

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch (add to 2 cups of chicken broth)
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream (add at the end of cooking not during the cook)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 300F.
  • First, whip together the ingredients for the spice rub. Remove the turkey from the packaging and cover the turkey legs heavily in the spice rub.
  • Slice up the green bell pepper and onion. Lay the seasoned turkey legs in the baking dish.
  • Then, place the sliced peppers and onions around the turkey legs.
  • Now, on the sides of the baking dish add in the chicken broth. If you'd like to make gravy later with the drippings mix the cornstarch with the broth before adding it into the dish.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for one hour. Remove the foil and bake a remaining 30 minutes.
  • Lastly, allow to cool a bit before serving. If you added cornstarch, remove the turkey wings and season the gravy with salt pepper and add some heavy cream for extra flavor.
Keyword Baked Turkey Legs
Tried this recipe?Leave a rating and comment, thank you

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Scroll to Top