zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

How to Moisten a Dry Turkey

by
author image Serena Styles
Serena Styles is a Colorado-based writer who specializes in health, fitness and food. Speaking three languages and working on a fourth, Styles is pursuing a Bachelor's in Linguistics and preparing to travel the world. When Styles isn't writing, she can be found hiking, cooking or working as a certified nutritionist.
How to Moisten a Dry Turkey
Close-up of a woman slicing a turkey. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

If you cook a turkey for too long, the meat’s natural juices will burn away and it will become dry. Dry turkey has a dull flavor and is difficult to chew and swallow. Rather than smothering dry turkey with too much gravy, you can moisten the meat. This moistening method will make the meat look and taste as though it was perfectly roasted. Approximately 10 minutes is required to moisten a dry turkey, not including the time it takes to carve the bird.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Cut away the meat from the turkey carcass with a carving knife. Place the carved turkey meat into a casserole dish.

Step 3

Pour 1 cup of chicken broth over the meat for every 2 cups of turkey.

Step 4

Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and place the turkey into the oven. Allow the turkey to heat for 10 minutes so the broth soaks into the meat.

You Might Also Like

Step 5

Remove the casserole dish from the oven and transfer the turkey to a serving platter. Serve the moistened turkey while hot.

Related Searches

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
THE LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Nutrition, Workouts & Tips
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

References

  • "Talk Turkey to Me"; Renee S. Ferguson; 2006
  • "The Great Turkey Cookbook"; Virginia Hoffman and Robert Hoffman; 1995
Demand Media