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This traditional holiday bird brings much more to the table than just great taste. Turkey breast packs more protein than chicken breast or trimmed top loin beefsteak, with just 1 gram of fat per 3-ounce serving.

Source: Body+Soul
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Cook's Notes

The liquid in the bottom of the roasting pan will keep the turkey moist as it cooks.

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  • ribyt
    19 NOV, 2014
    Tried last yr, but without cider, or all herbs......... was still great, but this yr I look forward to full experience. I also cook the M.S. Pineapple Cranberry Chutney, herb dressing, sweet potatoes,green bean casserole,roasted vegetables and potatoes and pumpkin seeds. My wife and daughter are from China, and had never had a thanksgiving turkey dinner - and now they greatly enjoy it. The recipes are great and will win over the tastes of many foreign born American Citizens. Highly Recommended!
    • ribyt
      4 DEC, 2014
      I cooked a 27 pound turkey this year as the daughter brought home 6 students who never experienced Thanksgiving. The photo of the result looked even better than than the one with this article - for it was all mine!! Absolute perfection.
  • crystalf1005
    29 NOV, 2014
    This was my first time hosting Thanksgiving and my first time EVER cooking a turkey. I followed this recipe, with a few changes. I personally had all of the herbs listed in my cabinet so I used dried herbs vs. fresh, and I realized the morning that I didn't have sage. I used 1 tbs of each herb, I didn't measure the oil and only used 1/2 of a clove of garlic. Regardless of my changes this was THE BEST turkey that I have ever tasted! My family was so impressed that I am the official turkey cooker!
  • britnym
    21 NOV, 2011
    I tried this recipe a few years ago when I cooked my first Thanksgiving and it turned out really great. The flavor was wonderful and the meat was tender. I am cooking again this year so this is the recipe I will use but I think I will cook it breast down for the first half of cooking time.
    • kficovich
      6 NOV, 2014
      can you make gravy with the pan drippings? I was wondering if the apple cider would affect the taste.

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