Recipe: Spicy Turkey Thighs

Spicy Turkey Thighs, Courtesy:
Spicy Turkey Thighs, Courtesy:

It’s the Old Bay Seasoning that adds a kick to these spicy turkey thighs. Although it is known as the Definitive Seafood Spice, with its world-famous blend of 18 herbs and spices, it is just a good on beef, pork, chicken and turkey.





3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
5 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 bone-in, skin-on turkey thighs (about 2 pounds total)
Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. In a small bowl, beat together butter, Old Bay, and lemon juice.

  3. Rinse turkey thighs and pat dry with paper towels.

  4. Gently slip your fingers between skin and meat to loosen skin.

  5. Evenly spread butter mixture under skin of each thigh.

  6. Season thighs with salt and pepper.

  7. Place turkey thighs in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and roast until skin is crispy and brown and juices run clear when meat is pierced with a knife (an instant-read thermometer should read 165 when inserted in thickest part of a thigh, avoiding bone), 35 to 40 minutes.

  8. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • You may substitute chicken thighs for the turkey thighs – be sure to reduce the cooking time to 25 to 30 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings



One thought on “Recipe: Spicy Turkey Thighs

Please Share a Comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s