Crispy Cajun Turkey Thighs Recipe: A Budget Recipe With Attitude by Donna John

Crispy Cajun Turkey Thighs Recipe: A Budget Recipe With Attitude

Because of soaring meat prices, I found myself grabbing a package of turkey thighs on my last shopping trip. This very inexpensive purchase turned into a fabulous, crispy, flavorful dinner.

This easy Cajun roasted turkey thighs recipe will wake up those taste buds and is a welcome change from chicken. I served the turkey thighs with potato salad and southern squash and onions. This easy recipe can be cut in half if you're only feeding two.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours (depends on size of turkey thighs)
Total Time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Servings: 4


  • 4 bone-in turkey thighs
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted or at room temperature
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (I used Slap Ya Mama)
  • 1 onion, cut into thick slices

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the onion slices onto the bottom of a baking pan. Put the turkey thighs on the onion slices and season both sides with salt, pepper and the Cajun seasoning. Drizzle or rub the skin with the butter.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, basting occasionally with the pan drippings, until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F.

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Great idea, never tried them before 😋
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Mmm! I love this idea, Donna John . Cajun recipes are so flavorful! #yum
Donna John
This was so good! Need to make it again soon.

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