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Confit Turkey Legs and Thighs

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Turkey Confit

Serve Herbed Roasted Turkey Breast with this incredible recipe for juicy confit turkey legs.  This will the best turkey you ever made.  

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  • 6-8Servings


  • 2 turkey legs with thigh attached 
  • 3 to 4 cups poultry fat, or extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed but not peeled
  • Several thyme sprigs
  • Several rosemary sprigs 
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced


1. Preheat oven to 250°F.

2. Place legs in a baking pan (both legs should fit tightly in a pan). Add garlic, thyme, rosemary, lemon, and orange slices. Cover legs with fat and evoo.

3. Place in 250°F for 3 hours, until the legs are loose jointed and the meat is falling off the bone. Or place in a slow cooker, and cook on low for 6 hours.

4. Gently remove legs from fat and serve. Reserve fat, cover, and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or freeze for 6 months. Use reserved fat for frying or seasoning side dishes.