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Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

This is my go-to Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine and it is a success every year! If you haven’t tried this before, you need to. Trust me when I say…you will never make a turkey any other way after!

 

Low Carb Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

 

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine Ingredients

  • 1 large container of pickles (the large container you find in the bulk section)
  • bag of ice
  • Reynolds Oven Bags (turkey size)
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorn or black pepper
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 – 6 cloves of garlic (or 3 tablespoons) minced
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon McCormicks Grill Mates Montreal Steak seasoning (LOVE THIS STUFF) or any of your other favorite seasonings that work well with Turkey
  • Optional: orange slices for garnish

 

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Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine Instructions

  1. Peel the rosemary off of the steam and dice a few of them to get the oils from the leaves.
  2. Place the defrosted turkey into a large poultry bag or cooler (like I did).
  3. Pour all the ingredients (pickles juice, water, and seasonings) on top of the turkey that sites in the cooler.  Make sure the liquid is covering most of the turkey.  Add more water if you don’t have enough pickle juice to cover it.
  4. Add a bag of ice over the turkey to allow it to stay cool for the next 12+ hours. Or put your poultry bag in the refrigerator if you have room.  Ideally, you want to marinate this turkey more than 12 hours but no more than 24 hours ahead of time.
  5. For each pound of meat, you should refrigerate it for one hour. For example, if you have a 12 lb turkey, you need to refrigerate this for 12 hours. Add ice to the cooler as needed.  I usually only need one bag of ice to keep it cool before I cook this turkey.
  6. Remove the turkey from the brine marinade.  Discard the brine marinade.
  7. Place the turkey into the Reynolds turkey steam bag and place about 2 more cups of water in the bag so it can create a steam when it’s cooking.  I like to cook the turkey with the breast down in the juices too.  It always comes out perfect!  No need for basting the turkey or monitoring it every hour either.

 

Here’s the best part.  The turkey flavor was amazing!  The pickle juice brine recipe did its job without sugar!  I’m so impressed!!  It didn’t have a pickle flavor either.  It took on the flavor of all the seasonings I added!!  So good!  You have got to try this!

 

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Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine Nutrition

Serves 20

Calories 306, Total C 0.6g, Fiber 0.2g, Net C 0.4g, Sugars 0g, Fat 7.4g, Protein 55.5g

 

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Here are a few photos we took while making this amazing recipe.

 

Low Carb Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

 

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

 

This photo shows the defrosted turkey sitting in pickle juice and water before we added all the seasonings.

 

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

 

After we added all the seasonings, we topped it off with ice to keep it cool.

 

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

 

This was after the marinade time was up and we placed it in an oven save turkey bag.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

 

You leave a bit of room at the top for the steam.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

 

This is what the pickle juice marinade looks when you are done with it!

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

 

It’s going in the oven…

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

 

The turkey is done!  Save the juices though, because that’s what makes the best Keto Gravy!!

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

 

Low Carb Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

 

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Low Carb Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

 

Here’s a printable version of this Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe:

Low Carb Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe in Pickle Juice Brine

Keto Friendly Turkey Brine Recipe

Best Thanksgiving day turkey recipe EVER!
4.60 from 5 votes
Course Dinner idea
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 306

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Peel the rosemary off of the steam and dice a few of them to get the oils from the leaves.
  • Place the defrosted turkey into a large poultry bag or cooler (like I did).
  • Pour all the ingredients (pickles juice, water, and seasonings) on top of the turkey that sites in the cooler.  Make sure the liquid is covering most of the turkey.  Add more water if you don't have enough pickle juice to cover it.
  • Add a bag of ice over the turkey to allow it to stay cool for the next 12+ hours. Or put your poultry bag in the refrigerator if you have room.  Ideally, you want to marinate this turkey more than 12 hours but no more than 24 hours ahead of time.
  • For each pound of meat, you should refrigerate it for one hour. For example, if you have a 12 lb turkey, you need to refrigerate this for 12 hours. Add ice to the cooler as needed.  I usually only need one bag of ice to keep it cool before I cook this turkey.
  • Remove the turkey from the brine marinade.  Discard the brine marinade.
  • Place the turkey into the Reynolds turkey steam bag and place about 2 more cups of water in the bag so it can create a steam when it's cooking.  I like to cook the turkey with the breast down in the juices too.  It always comes out perfect!  No need for basting the turkey or monitoring it every hour either.
  • Here's the best part.  The turkey flavor was amazing!  The pickle juice brine recipe did its job without sugar!  I'm so impressed!!  It didn't have a pickle flavor either.  It took on the flavor of all the seasonings I added!!  So good!  You have got to try this!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 306 | Carbohydrates: 0.6g | Protein: 55.5g | Fat: 7.4g | Fiber: 0.2g
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