About this recipe:Turkey does not get easier than this! Just season the turkey with salt and pepper and pop it in the oven to slow cook for six hours.
1 (4.5kg) whole turkey, neck and giblets optional
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
80ml water, or as needed
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:6hr › Ready in:6hr10min
Preheat oven to 140 C / Gas 1.
Season turkey with salt and pepper and place, breast-side down, in a roasting pan; add neck and giblets. Pour water into pan.
Bake in the preheated oven, basting as needed, until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 6 hours. A cooking thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh should read 74 degrees C. Continue to roast until meat falls off the bone if desired.