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Citrus Herb Roasted Turkey

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 - 4 hours
  • Servings: 14
  • Course: Main Dish

This delicious new way to prepare turkey will make you wonder why you’d never thought of it before! Guests will be impressed by how moist your turkey tastes, leaving them begging you for the secret.

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens tip

Using an oven bag will trap in moisture and natural juices, and seals in the herbal citrus flavors. Not only is turkey tender every time, the bag itself cuts back on overall cooking time, as there’s no need to continuously baste—and clean up is easy!


  • 1 whole turkey, approximately 16-20 Lbs.
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt 
  • 2 oranges, sliced into quarters
  • 2 lemons, sliced into quarters
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 8 sage leaves
  • Pepper


Step 1

PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

Step 2

PLACE flour in Reynolds® Oven Bag and shake to coat; place the bag in a roasting pan. Add raw celery and onion to bag and; set aside.

Step 3

COMBINE butter, Italian seasoning, and salt in small bowl; brush onto skin.

Step 4

PLACE sliced orange, lemon, rosemary, and sage in cavity of bird.

Step 5

PLACE turkey in bag on top of celery and onion. CLOSE oven bag with nylon tie (included in package); cut six 1/2-inch slits in top of bag. Tuck ends of oven bag in pan.

Step 6

BAKE for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or follow cook times on the turkey package. To confirm turkey is fully cooked, poke a meat thermometer through the oven bag and into the thickest part of the thigh (not touching bone). Thermometer should read 175°F.

Step 7

REMOVE from oven. Let turkey rest in oven bag for 15 minutes.

Step 8

CAREFULLY cut the oven bag open and remove the turkey using 2 carving forks, and place onto platter.

Step 9

SLICE and serve.

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