Confit Turkey Legs and Thighs

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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.