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Thanksgiving Turkey for 2-4 People

Thanksgiving Turkey for 2-4 People

Welp, COVID-19 cases are on the rise again and people are headed back into quarantine. Happy Holidays everyone! So, you're probably going to have a smaller crowd for Thanksgiving this year than expected. Where does that leave your Thanksgiving meal planning? Are you stuck trying to figure out how you can make an entire turkey make sense for two people? You could cook that 20lb turkey and eat it for lunch until March, or you could portion it out, freeze it and hope it doesn’t shrivel into a turkey raisin inside your freezer before you feel like having turkey again. However, here’s a better idea: donate that turkey to a family who can eat it, or throw it in the freezer until you can gather a large enough crowd to eat. Then drive to the store and buy yourself a bone-in turkey breast or two, throw them in your Stargazer cast iron skillet and you’ll have Thanksgiving dinner in just over an hour (not to mention you won’t have to pick all the meat off of the turkey bones). This is a cheaper, faster and easier way to feed your smaller crowd for Thanksgiving this year. Enjoy your holidays everyone!

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  • 2 turkey breasts, bone-in
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Coat the turkey breasts completely with 2 tbsp of the avocado oil. The oil acts as a binder for your seasoning rub. 
  2. To make your seasoning rub, in a small bowl, add the salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, sage, parsley, rosemary and thyme. Stir with a fork until thoroughly combined. 
  3. Rub the seasoning rub mixture evenly all over the turkey breasts. Coat the entire interior of your 10.5-inch or 12-inch Stargazer cast iron skillet with the remaining avocado oil. Place the seasoned turkey breasts inside the skillet. Tent the skillet with a piece of tin foil to prevent the turkey from burning and place the skillet in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
  4. Remove the foil from the skillet and bake an additional 10 minutes uncovered.
  5. Carefully remove the skillet from the oven. Remove the turkey breasts from the hot skillet and place them on a cutting board to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 1 hr 10 min

Serves: 2-4



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