Easy Spatchcock Turkey Recipe

Easy Spatchcock Turkey Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Natashas Kitchen via Youtube


If you’re still undecided about your turkey recipe for Thanksgiving, I recommend this spatchcock turkey from Natashas Kitchen on YouTube. It’s a new take on the classic roast turkey for Thanksgiving and would definitely become an instant hit. The meat is juicy and tender, and the taste is absolutely fantastic.


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It’s also quicker to prep and roast; perfect if you don’t have much time to prepare your Thanksgiving feast. Try this today and see for yourself. Watch the video below to learn the step by step instructions.


  • 12 lb turkey, thawed, giblet and neck removed
  • salt and ground black pepper

Flavored Butter:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp light olive oil
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  • 1 large onion, sliced onion rings
  • 3 celery sticks, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced into rings
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Next, prep and chop your veggies accordingly. Once done, scatter the veggies into a large deep roasting pan, then pour 1/2 cup of water. Set it aside. Next, to your food processor, add 3/4 cup unsalted butter, 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley, three minced cloves of garlic, zest of one lemon, 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 tbsp light olive oil, 1/2 tbsp salt, and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. Pulse everything until blended, then transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Preparing the roasting pan for the spatchcock turkey
Image credits: Natashas Kitchen via Youtube


Step 2

Moving on to your turkey, turn it upside down with the spine facing toward you, then cut out the spine. Once done cutting through the spine, continue cutting on the other side to remove it completely. Next, cut a slit in the top of the breastbone, then push the two sides down to break it. After this, flip the turkey over and push down over the center of the breastbone to flatten it. Season it with some salt and ground black pepper. Next, separate the skin from the meat by pushing your hand in under to create a space.

Step 3

Now, spread the butter under the skin nicely and evenly. (Use two-thirds of the butter in this step.) After this, transfer the chicken to the prepared roasting pan over the veggies. Once done, melt the remaining butter mixture and brush it all over the top. Put the in-oven thermometer in the deepest part of the thigh and the breast, then place the turkey in the preheated oven. Roast it for 30 minutes, then without opening the oven, reduce the heat to 400 degrees F and roast for another hour, or if the temperature of the turkey reaches 165 degrees F already. Once done roasting, remove it from the oven and cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil. Let the turkey rest for 30 minutes before carving it.

Placing the spatchcock turkey in the roasting pan
Image credits: Natashas Kitchen via Youtube

Easy Spatchcock Turkey Recipe

Easy Spatchcock Turkey Recipe

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