Recipe By MJdeCA
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 20m Cook 1h Additional - Ready In 1h 20m
Servings 4 servings Calories 505.6

This recipe makes moist and tender turkey thighs the whole family will love.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 large heat-resistant nylon oven bag (such as Reynolds® Oven Bags)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large carrot, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 turkey thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sprinkle flour into oven bag and place it in a 9x11-inch pan.
  2. 2 Spread onion, celery, and carrot pieces on the bottom of the bag. Rinse turkey thighs and pat dry with paper towels. Rub olive oil under the skin and on the outside of the thighs.
  3. 3 Sprinkle seasoned salt liberally on turkey thighs and rub it under the skin (see Cook's Note). Arrange thighs on top of vegetables. Close the bag with the tie. Make six slits in the top of the bag with a sharp paring knife. Place pan in the oven, making sure oven bag does not touch top heating element.
  4. 4 Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thigh meat reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 505.6
  • Carbohydrate 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol 178.3 mg
  • Fat 17.4 g
  • Fiber 1.8 g
  • Protein 73.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.8 g
  • Sodium 693.4 mg
  • Sugar 3.6 g

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Chef's Notes

I use Morton® Nature's Seasons® Seasoning Blend; The cooked vegetables can be put through a strainer and added to the juices to make a flavorful gravy. If you can't find thighs at your grocery store already packaged, ask the butcher to cut them from whole turkeys. The thighs should be very tender and juicy. If your oven runs hot and the thighs seem a bit dry, decrease the cooking time five minutes at a time.


  1. I didn't have a cooking bag, so just used foil....opened the top the last few minutes so it could brown. Did have to increase cook time though. Put a few garlic slivers under the skin with olive oil. Husband scarfed it down, delicious, and easy. Comfort food without guilt! Yummy
  2. I used butter. Two thighs. Ridiculous sweet potato. Salt-and-pepper. It was excellent. Love love the Reynolds cooking bags. Use them all the time
  3. This dish took way longer than 20 minutes to prep. An hour cooking resulted in still hard veggies and still raw turkey. Had to finish it off under broiler then in microwave. The veggies were nearly swimming in grease from the thighs. Family waited a long time for mediocre unsatisfying dinner. Disappointed!
  4. Similar to other reviewer only used 2 thighs and increased the carrots. It smelled like Thanksgiving in my kitchen. There was a lot of meat for 2 but we are every bite because it was so delicious. Teamed with asparagus and puréed potatoes and carrots. Will definitely make this again. Lot of flavor for a - Read more ...
  5. I love this recipe for turkey thighs. I've made it several times first in oven bags and now in a Dutch Oven. It turns out great every time! The turkey is always tender juicy and full of flavor. The veggies and the juices from the turkey are always delicious as well. It's an easy recipe - Read more ...
  6. Loved the recipe. Both my husband and I found that the turkey was tender and juicy. We are both on a diet so I will prepare more celery and carrots instead of potatoes with the turkey. Nat
  7. This was good. I wish I'd used more seasoning on the turkey but the recipe was nice and simple. I made the gravy as described by blending the juices and some of the veggies together. Will definitely make again.
  8. Very good recipe. Very easy. Awesome my husband and I loved it. I only used two turkey thighs for the two of us.will make again soon.!!!!
  9. Great recipe! Hubby wanted turkey for Father's Day, I bought two turkey thighs and this fit the bill nicely :) I have cooked for many years and have to admit this was my first time using an oven bag. Turkey was wonderfully juicy and flavorful. As suggested by another reviewer, I opened the bag and - Read more ...
  10. WooHoooo, I get first dibs on reviewing a recipe! This was an amazingly easy & delicious recipe. I added extra carrots & onion and only used 2 thighs but it was a fabulous meal for two. I threw the bones, leftover meat & veggies with the juices in a pan later to cook up some - Read more ...