Braised turkey thighs

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 Turkey thighs; about 2 pounds, skin and excess fat removed
1 cup Dry red wine; OR
1 cup Chicken broth plus 1 T. red-wine vinegar
1 cup Onions; thinkly sliced
2 teaspoons Minced garlic
½ teaspoon Dried rosemary
½ teaspoon Sage
½ teaspoon Thyme
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Water
2 tablespoons All-purpose flour; (up to 3)


Elgiht to 12 hours before cooking, put all except Gravy ingredients in gallon-size ziptop plastic bag. Seal and turn to mix ingredients. (If using slow cooker with removable stoneware insert, marinate and refrigerate ingred in covered instert, thenset in electric base and turn to high or low, do not preheat electrical base.) To Cook in Oven: Heat oven to 325 F. Empty bag into a 4-5 quart Dutch oven.

Bake, tightly covered, 1½ hours or until turkey is tender.

To Cook in Slow-Cooker: Empty bag into a 3 ½-4 or 5 quart slow-cooker.

Cook on High 4-5 hours or on Low 8-10 hours until turkey is tender. Remove turkey thighs to cutting board and cover loosely with foil.

To thicken gravy on rangetop: Heat cooking liquid over Medium-High heat.

Whisk 2 tablespoons flour and the water until well blended. Whisk into liquid, bring to a boil and whisk 4-5 minutes until thickened. To thicken gravy in Slow-Cooker: Set slow-cooker to High and cover. Whisk 3 tablespoons flour and the water until well blended. Whisk into liquid in slow-cooker. Cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring once, until thickened. To serve: cut meat in large pieces from both sides of thigh bone to give you 4 large pieces. Arrange on serving plates. Spoon some gravy on meat. Serve remaining gravy from a sauceboat.

Serves 4.

Per serving: 200 calories, 5 grams fat, 97 mg. cholesterol, 382 sodium Exchanges: ¼ starch, ¼ other car, ½ vegetables, 3 ½ very lean meat, ¾ fat

NOTES : The nice thing about this recipe, especially if you throw it in the slow-cooker before leaving the house in the morning, is that turkey actually marinates overnight, which means you won't be cutting onions and garli in the morning.

Recipe by: Woman's Day magazine, 10-7-97 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #992 by Roberta Banghart <bobbi744@...> on Jan 08, 1998

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