Turducken Turkey Stuffed with a Deboned Duck Recipe
This Turducken Turkey recipe will guide you in making a delicious and unique dish for your special occasions.
Note: Deboning a duck can be challenging, so you can ask your butcher to do it for you.
- 1 turkey (12-14 pounds)
- 1 duck (4-5 pounds), deboned
- 1 chicken (3-4 pounds), deboned
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- Roasting pan
- Butcher’s twine
- Meat thermometer
- Basting brush
- Aluminum foil
Prepare the turducken
Step 1:Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Place the deboned duck on a clean surface, skin-side down. Season the duck with salt, pepper, paprika, dried thyme, and dried sage.
Stuff the turducken
Step 2:Place the deboned chicken inside the deboned duck, skin-side down. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, dried thyme, and dried sage. Roll the duck around the chicken and secure it tightly with butcher’s twine.
Prepare the turkey
Step 3:Remove the neck and giblets from the turkey cavity. Rinse the turkey with cold water and pat it dry with paper towels. Season the turkey with salt and pepper, both inside and outside.
Assemble the turducken
Step 4:Place the stuffed duck inside the turkey cavity. Tie the turkey legs together with butcher’s twine to secure the turducken. Brush the turkey with melted butter and pour chicken broth into the roasting pan.
Roast the turducken
Step 5:Cover the turducken loosely with aluminum foil and place it in the preheated oven. Roast for about 3 to 4 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) when measured with a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the turkey.
Remove the foil
Step 6:Remove the foil during the last 30 minutes of cooking to allow the turkey to brown. Once the turducken is fully cooked, remove it from the oven and tent it with foil. Let it rest for at least 20 minutes before carving to allow the juices to redistribute.
Serve & Store
Step 7:Carefully remove the butcher’s twine and carve the turducken into slices. Serve it with your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes and enjoy the flavorful and unique combination of turkey, duck, and chicken. Store any leftover turducken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.