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Photo by: Yunhee Kim | Recipe by Tracey Seaman
Early Bird Turkey-
8 Servings | Prep 5 min | Bake 55 min

INGREDIENTS:
* Two 2 3/4-pound boneless turkey breast halves with skin on
* One 2 1/4-pound ... more 
Photo by: Yunhee Kim | Recipe by Tracey Seaman
Early Bird Turkey-
8 Servings | Prep 5 min | Bake 55 min

INGREDIENTS:
* Two 2 3/4-pound boneless turkey breast halves with skin on
* One 2 1/4-pound bone-in turkey thigh
* 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 tablespoon pepper
* 1 lemon, halved crosswise
* 1/2 cup chicken broth
* Store-bought cranberry sauce, for serving


DIRECTIONS:
1. Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 400°. Arrange the turkey parts on a rimmed baking sheet, tucking the smaller end of each breast under to make an even thickness. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with the thyme, salt and pepper. Place the lemon halves, cut side down, in the pan. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted in each piece registers 155°, about 55 minutes.
2. Transfer the turkey parts to a cutting board and tent loosely with foil; let stand for 20 minutes before slicing.
3. Meanwhile, pour the chicken broth into the baking sheet, scraping up any browned bits. Pour into a microwaveable cup; skim the fat that rises to the surface. Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Serve the turkey pan sauce with the sliced turkey and cranberry sauce.

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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 4:31 PM EST
If you'd rather spend Thanksgiving chilling with family and friends than slaving away in the kitchen, this dinner comes with a foolproof game plan so you can be done in one hour-not a minute more! Believe it: Our test kitchen director Tracey tried this menu several times with big success, so you can do it too.



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