Herb and Shallot Braised Turkey Pieces

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Slow cooked herb infused turkey pieces is my hands down favourite way to cook turkey.  It requires no advanced preparation and turns out mouth-wateringly succulent every time.  You can use a variety of turkey pieces such as the breast, thighs, legs and even the wings.  I chose the two cuts that my family enjoys the most, the breast and thighs.  Served up alongside your favourite sides, you have the makings of a perfect turkey dinner.



Serves 4

1 skin on bone in split turkey breast (.750g)

2 skin on bone in turkey thighs (.750g)

1 tbsp salt

3 tbsp canola oil

½ cup vermouth

4 large shallots, roughly chopped

2 carrots, peeled and diced

2 celery stalks, trimmed and diced

3 cloves garlic, cut in half

10 Sage leaves, roughly chopped

1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves

1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

1 ½ -cups chicken stock


Preheat the oven to 300F

  1. Heat a large shallow Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add canola oil.  Season the turkey pieces all over with salt.  Add the turkey, skin side down to the pan and cook for 5min until the skin is golden brown.  Turn turkey and cook for another 3min.  Remove the turkey from pan.
  2. Add the shallots, carrot, celery,  garlic, sage, thyme and rosemary to the pan with the turkey drippings and cook, stirring occasionally for 5min.  Pour in the vermouth and chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Nestle the turkey pieces back into the pan.  Ensure that the liquid comes half way up the turkey pieces. Cover and cook for 90min.
  3. Remove the lid and continue to cook for another 45min.  The skin should be crispy and the internal temperature of the turkey should be 165F.
  4. Remove the turkey from the oven and serve.


  1. Gillian

    I made this recipe last night and it was DELICIOUS! The turkey was really moist and perfectly tender and flavourful. I didn’t have any vermouth so I just used chicken stock and it was fine (I imagine vermouth would have made it even more tasty).
    Definitely easy on the budget, and easy to prepare.
    Thanks, Andrea!

  2. Susan Adkins

    Thanks for the recipes


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