The only way to enjoy your home roasted chicken or turkey is with this delightful fresh herb seasoning. All of the flavors are truly complementary - once you make this perfect blend for your Thanksgiving turkey, you will come back to it all the time whenever you're roasting a bird.
Herbs and spices are an easy way to add flavor, color without the added fat or sugar! They also provide powerful antioxidants that have a range of other health benefits. There's no better place for them than on your turkey or chicken to add flavor. Poultry can taste bland and dry without a tried and true cooking method + some potent herbs. Pair this blend w and coat every inch of your bird before oven roasting it.
Why you will love this recipe
Having a good herb recipe for a go to roasted meal is so useful. They are perfect for busy weeknight dinners, but can easily be served at a casual gathering for a big impact. Just be prepared for everyone to want your recipe on the way out.
What are the best herbs and seasoning for chicken or turkey?
Finely chopped fresh rosemary
Finely chopped fresh sage
Finely chopped fresh thyme
Fresh or dried nutmeg
What else can I add to turkey for flavor?
Season the outside with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and other seasonings that you enjoy. Baste the turkey with fresh beer, wine or juice every hour. The natural sugars will help caramelize the outside of your turkey, giving it a nice crispy and flavorful skin.
How to use this seasoning blend for a flavorful turkey:
Season the outside of your turkey with butter, salt, pepper, garlic and this seasoning blend.Baste the turkey with fresh beer, wine or juice every hour. The natural sugars will help caramelize the outside of your turkey, giving it a nice crispy and flavorful skin.
Should you season inside of turkey with these fresh herbs?
Season right on top of the skin, you'll get the best flavor by rubbing your seasoning under the skin and inside the turkey. This way the seasoning will have direct contact with the meat.
Fresh herb blend for turkey or chicken
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Finely chop your rosemary, sage, and thyme
- Grate your fresh nutmeg, alternatively use the same amount of dry nutmeg, but fresh is best
- Add your fresh herbs and nutmeg in a small bowl, add salt and pepper and mix thourogly.