Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
In: 5 Hour and 30 Minutes
Makes 8 to 10 servings
12 pounds whole turkey
6 tablespoons butter, divided
4 cups warm water
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 tablespoons seasoning salt
1. Preheat oven to 350
degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse and wash turkey. Discard the
giblets, or add to pan if they are anyone's favorites.
2. Place turkey in a Dutch oven or roasting pan. Separate the
skin over the breast to make little pockets. Put 3 tablespoons
of the butter on both sides between the skin and breast meat.
This makes for very juicy breast meat.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the water with the bouillon. Sprinkle
in the parsley and minced onion. Pour over the top of the turkey.
Sprinkle seasoning salt over the turkey.
4. Cover with foil, and bake
in the preheated oven 4 to 5 hours, until the internal temperature
of the turkey reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). For the last
45 minutes or so, remove the foil so the turkey will brown nicely.