Chilley Farm Turkey cooking instructions.

cooked turkeyThe turkey should be removed from the fridge/chiller and left to stand at room temperature for two hours before cooking. We recommend that the Turkey is not stuffed but you can season the back of the turkey with salt and pepper.

The Turkey should be cooked breast down in a roasting tin to allow the fat and juices to run through the breast keeping it moist and flavoursome.

The oven should be pre heated to 180c (gas mark4)

Approximate cooking times (without tinfoil or stuffing)
4kg oven ready 2hrs
6kg oven ready 2.5hrs
8kg oven ready 3hrs
10kg oven ready 3.5hrs

cooked-turkey1Half an hour before the end of cooking the turkey should be turned over to brown the breast, you can season the breast with salt and pepper at this point.

These are only guidelines and it is best to check with a skewer that the juices from the thigh run clear. If they are pink in colour then put back in the oven and check again after 10 minutes.

The Turkey should be left to rest for 45 to 60 minutes before carving… Enjoy!