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Roast turkey with chipotle gravy is a great weeknight twist on that holiday classic.
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roast turkey with chipotle gravy

Roast turkey with chipotle gravy is an easy way to enjoy the great flavours of turkey without all the holiday hassle.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: romain | glebekitchen


  • 4 boned turkey thighs skin left on
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • creole seasoning
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2-2/3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 chipotle in adobo minced


  • Bone out the thighs. This isn't as hard as it sounds. Place the turkey thighs, skin side down, on a cutting board.
  • Using a paring or small utility knife, run the blade along both sides of the bone. Cut around the knuckles at either end of the thigh bone, then slide your knife between the thigh and the bone to release the thigh.

Roast turkey with chipotle gravy

  • Pre-heat your oven to 400F.
  • Pre-heat a skillet over medium heat. Film the skillet with olive oil.
  • Rub the boned out thighs with olive oil and sprinkle liberally with creole seasoning.
  • Working in batches of two, fry the turkey thighs, skin side down. You are going for lightly brown.
  • Repeat with the two remaining thighs. Spoon off the fat in the pan.
  • Roll the thighs into an approximation of what they looked like before you boned them. Place in the skillet, skin side up and roast until a thermometer reaches 175F, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the thighs from the skillet and spoon off all but about a Tbsp of fat. Add the flour and stir to scrape up any fond in the pan.
  • Mix in the stock a bit at a time, stirring each time to incorporate.
  • Add the chipotle and adjust salt to taste.
  • To serve, slice the thighs 1/4 inch thick, fan on the plate and spoon the gravy overtop.