Turkey and Chicken 101

1 season, 10 episodes

Clear, easy, step-by-step instructions for brining a turkey, jointing a chicken, carving, making gravy, basting, and more.

Turkey and Chicken 101

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Learn a great and easy way to brine your Thanksgiving or holiday turkey to get moist, juicy, and flavorful dark and white meat. Check out the other poultry technique videos for more turkey tips to make your holiday meal delicious.

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Learn how to inject your turkey with olive oil, wine, beer, or other liquids to keep the meat moist and juicy. Check out our other poultry technique videos for more tips and tricks for your Thanksgiving or holiday meal.

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Learn how to marinate your Thanksgiving or holiday turkey with butter or butter mixed with flavors like lemon, Dijon mustard, or maple syrup to give it a rich, brown skin and seal in juices and flavor.

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Learn how to stuff and truss a turkey like a pro to get a beautiful, round, appealing, and appetizing bird for your Thanksgiving or holiday dinner. Check out our other poultry technique videos for more turkey tips and tricks.

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Boost the flavor of your Thanksgiving or holiday turkey with a simple, quick, and easy dry herb rub. Fresh, finely chopped herbs and salt will help to seal in flavor and moisture and make your turkey look beautiful and delicious.

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Learn the best ways to safely, efficiently, and effectively baste a turkey so that the oven stays hot and the turkey comes out moist, brown, and delicious. Check out our other poultry technique videos for more Thanksgiving and holiday turkey tips.

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Learn how to joint a chicken, the cheaper alternative to buying a chicken in parts. You can separate a whole chicken into thighs, drumsticks, wings, and breasts by yourself with only a sharp knife and poultry shears.

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Learn to tent your Thanksgiving or holiday turkey with aluminum foil if it starts browning too fast to prevent burning. Check out our other poultry technique videos for more turkey tips.

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Learn how to check your turkey for doneness using an instant-read or meat thermometer in its thigh. Check out our other poultry videos for more Thanksgiving or holiday turkey tips and techniques.

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Learn how to neatly and easily carve a turkey, find joints, avoid cutting through bone, garnish, and present it. Check out our other poultry technique videos for more Thanksgiving and holiday turkey tips and tricks.