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How To Cook A Turkey For The Holidays

By ANDREA MIRANDA, CBS Houston
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Ingredients

  • 1 (20 pound)  defrosted whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 2 cups Zatarain’s seasoning
  • 1 large can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bell Pepper, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Reynolds’ oven bag

Directions

  1. Rinse the turkey
  2. Rub the turkey inside and out with the Zatarain’s seasoning salt.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F .
  4. Place bird into cooking bag. Stuff the turkey cavity with 1 chopped onion, 1/2 the  chopped bell pepper,  1/2 the chopped celery,  and the bay leaf. Scatter the remaining vegetables around the bottom of the bird, and cover with the cream of chicken soup. Seal bag with nylon tie.
  5. Pour the melted butter on the turkey and brush butter on the inside of the bird. Seal Reynold’s oven bag with nylon tie and place bird in a roast pan.
  6. BAKE:   3 hours for a  20 lb. turkey or until meat thermometer reads 180°F.
  7. Leave in oven bag 20 minutes before serving.

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