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Roasted Turkey Legs

Recipe Details

Roasted Turkey Legs

Cook Time

120 min


4 Per


  • 4 Turkey Legs (mine were approx. 350grams each)
  • 1 Spring onion chopped for garnish

BBQ Marinade:

  • 3 Tablespoons of sugar-free concentrated tomato puree
  • 2 Tablespoon mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Sukrin Gold (optional)
  • 50ml Water
Roasted Turkey Legs

When visiting my butcher yesterday morning a sight of fresh turkey legs meet me and I was not a second in doubt about what to cook for dinner.

Roast Turkey Legs is a true delicacy, when prepared correctly it gets super tender and moist. Whereas when prepared wrongly it tends to be a rather boring experience.

It is all about having the patience, allowing the meat to get enough time on low temperature not to forget to marinate at least a couple of hours. I made a homemade barbecue marinade that made the meat tender and moist and accompanied the Roasted Legs with a simple fresh salad.


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees.
  2. Mix the ingredients together in your frying pan and add the turkey thighs into the marinade.
  3. Allow them to marinate for at least 20 minutes. I did mine for 2 hours.
  4. Pop in the oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes with a lid on them. If you don't have a lid, cover with some foil.
  5. Pour the marinade over the thighs every 30 minutes.
  6. For the last 15 minutes of the frying time, remove the lid and heat up completely. If necessary, use warm air or grill to crispen it a little on the top.


I served with a simple green salad on the side and my Homemade Tasty Artichoke Dip. I made the salad with fresh spinach, a handful of cooked horse beans, 2 strawberries, half a chopped apple, and a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar.

Anything special to remember:

Invite friends or family to enjoy this feast :)


Turkey is a very rich source of vitamin B6, protein, niacin, and the amino acid tryptophan. Apart from these nutrients, it also contains zinc and vitamin B12.