Brian’s Oven Roasted Turkey

Brian’s Oven Roasted Turkey

Brian CampbellCamfam Cookery
The quickest and easiest way to cook a Thanksgiving turkey. It is delicious.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 200 kcal



Montreal Chicken Seasoning  (IF you want to make your own)

  • 1 ½ tbsp garlic dried
  • 1 ½ tbsp onion dried
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp parsley flakes
  • 1 ½ tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 ½ tsp Aleppo pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp turmeric


2 to 4 days before roasting:

  • Begin thawing the turkey in the refrigerator or in a cooler kept at 38˚F.

Turkey Day:

  • Place oven rack on/in its lowest setting.
  • Set the oven temperature to 350˚F.
  • Place the bird on a roasting rack inside the kitchen sink.
  • Sprinkle Monterey Chicken Seasoning over the entire bird.
  • Move the roasting rack inside a roasting pan or on a half-sheet pan
  • Insert a remote probe thermometer into the thickest part of the breast.
  • Set the thermometer alarm (if available) to 156˚F.
  • A 14 to 16 pound bird should require a total of 2 to 3 hours of roasting. BUT, ALWAYS depend on a thermometer – NOT TIME!!!
  • Remove the turkey from the oven when the internal temperature of the breast (white meat) reaches 156˚F. YES, DO IT!
  • Leave the thermometer in the bird and let the turkey rest, loosely covered with foil or a large mixing bowl until the temperature stops rising and falls 1˚F. NOTE: The turkey will continue to cook from residual heat to a temperature of 165˚F-169˚F, depending on the size of the bird.
  • Carve and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Montreal Chicken Seasoning (IF you want to make your own)

  • Put all seasoning into a pestle, crush and grind the herbs and spices together until finely ground.




Calories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 31gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 2729mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 654IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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