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easy, no fail, gluten free brined turkey with orange juice, wine and thyme
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Easy, No Fail Gluten Free Brined Turkey

You cannot fail with this easy, gluten free brined turkey. Juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside, this is a turkey recipe you will make year round. Simple and flavorful, with orange juice, white wine, and thyme, this gluten free brined turkey is bursting with flavor.
Prep Time13 hrs
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time16 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brined turkey, gluten free brined turkey, thanksgiving turkey, wine
Servings: 8
Calories: 756kcal


  • 1 Whole Turkey 12-15 pounds, giblets and neck removed
  • 1 gallon water
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 3 1/2 cups white wine basically a bottle of Pinot
  • 1 1/2 cups Kosher Salt if using table salt, use 1 cup
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons peppercorns
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • Olive oil
  • 3 - 4 Tablespoons poultry seasoning.


  • Add water, orange juice, wine, salt, brown sugar, peppercorns, bay leaves and thyme to a large pot and stir together to dissolve.
  • Add turkey and push down to submerge.
  • Cover and refrigerate over night.
  • Remove from brine and pat dry.
  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Coat turkey with olive oil and coat with poultry seasoning.
  • Roast for about 20 minutes per pound or until thermometer in thickest part of breast registers 165 degrees.
  • Cover turkey breast with aluminum foil about 2/3 of the way through to prevent over browning.
  • Save drippings for gravy or Turkey Stock.


Calories: 756kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 71g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 232mg | Sodium: 21624mg | Potassium: 1094mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 496IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 5mg