Top Rated Turkey Leg Recipes

Red Wine Roasted Turkey Legs
Kerry Heffernan, Executive Chef at South Gate at the Essex House in New York City, originally braised the turkey legs, but in testing it discovered roasting the meat produced a tastier result, with crispy skin, in little time. When purchasing turkeys, he prefers the moister product D’Artagnan turkeys yield.Adapted from Kerry Heffernan.
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For those who can’t get enough red meat on Thanksgiving, this is a great way to prepare turkey legs. Chef Michael Mina adds extra flavor by braising his in chicken stock with flavor-boosting ingredients like bacon, mushrooms, and thyme.
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Brined and Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey
I'm proud to say that I've never cooked a turkey the traditional way in my entire life. Here’s why: When you break down the whole bird into parts, you can cook each part in the most forgiving and painless way possible. Simply brine and smoke the breast and marinate and braise the legs, and boom — it's done! When it comes time to serve that bird, you’ll be the hero who cooked a juicy, tender Thanksgiving turkey that everyone will talk about for years to come. I’ll be damned if anyone cooks a whole turkey again after trying this process. — Adam SappingtonRecipes and Photos from HEARTLANDIA by Adam and Jackie Sappington. Copyright © 2015 by Adam Sappington and Jackie Sappington. Photography © 2015 by John Valls. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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