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How to Cook Pre-Smoked Turkey Drumsticks in the Oven

author image Sarah Bourque
Sarah Bourque has been a freelance writer since 2006 and is based in the Pacific Northwest. She writes and edits for the local publisher, Pacific Crest Imprint and has written for several online content sites. Her work recently appeared in "The Goldendale Tourism and Economic Development Magazine" and "Sail the Gorge!" magazine. She attended Portland Community College where she studied psychology.
How to Cook Pre-Smoked Turkey Drumsticks in the Oven
A reheated smoked turkey drumstick served with cabbage and potatoes for a tasty dinner. Photo Credit: zorka vuckovic/iStock/Getty Images

Fully cooked, smoked turkey drumsticks can be heated in the oven. Proper techniques will ensure that the meat does not dry out. You can purchase smoked turkey legs at some butcher shops and at many grocery stores, or you can make them at home. According to the USDA Nutrition Database, a 3-ounce serving of smoked turkey leg, bones and skins removed, contains 126 calories, 17.58 grams of protein and 627 grams of sodium. The skin should be thrown out if you are trying to lose weight or cut down on your fat intake, as it contains a high amount of fat and calories

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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Add the water or broth to the large baking pan. Place the turkey drumsticks in the pan, not touching each other. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.

Step 3

Place the drumsticks in the oven and bake them for 2 hours. Turn them over halfway through the cooking process, ensuring that you cover them tightly again after turning. They are ready to eat when the meat is tender and falling off the bone, and they've reached an internal temperature of 155 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 4

Remove the drumsticks from the oven and serve them hot.

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