Maple-Braised Turkey Legs & Thighs

Give your Thanksgiving main course a fall twist with these maple-braised turkey legs and thighs! They're fall-off-the-bone tender and so, so flavorful.


Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add turkey and cook until browned, about five minutes. Flip and cook until the other side browns, about another five minutes.


Remove turkey and set aside. Cook the onion slices for about four minutes. Pour in the apple cider vinegar and scrap up the brown bits.


Stir in the maple syrup, chicken stock and herbs. Add turkey and bring to a boil. Move the Dutch oven to the  oven and cook uncovered until the leg meat is fall-off-the-bone tender, about 2 hours.

Making turkey has never been easier! I hope you love these maple-braised turkey legs and thighs as much as we do.

This was absolutely delicious! My husband even requested it again for Christmas Eve. Tender, moist, and flavorful...things that are usually hit or miss with roasting a whole turkey.

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