Skip the whole turkey and make these easy Turkey Legs, instead. Drenched in a sweet maple butter and roasted to perfection, the best part of the turkey is now available for everyone at the table.
Keyword: Roasted Turkey, thanksgiving, turkey, turkey leg
4bone-in skin-on medium turkey drumsticksabout 10 oz each
1/4cupPoultry SeasoningBBQ Dry Rub
Preheat oven to 400˚F.
Pat the turkey legs dry with a paper towel and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil. (This will help make cleanup a breeze.)
Rub the dry rub all over the turkey legs being sure to get under the skin to help infuse the flavor.
Whisk the butter and maple syrup to combine.
Brush the butter mixture over the turkey legs to coat completely.
Roast the turkey legs in the oven for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 300 degrees and continue roasting for an additional 15 minutes or until the turkey legs register 165˚F on an instant read thermometer.
Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
For best results, allow the drumsticks to come to room temperature before cooking.Turkey legs can be coated with the rub up to 24 hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to cook.