1 (12 pound) whole turkey

6 tablespoons butter, divided

4 cups warm water

3 tablespoons chicken bouillon

2 tablespoons dried parsley

2 tablespoons dried minced onion

2 tablespoons seasoning salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse and wash turkey.

Discard the giblets, or add to pan if they are anyone’s favorites. Place

turkey in a Dutch oven or roasting pan. Separate the skin over the breast to

make little pockets. Put 3 tablespoons of the butter on both sides between

the skin and breast meat. This makes for very juicy breast meat. In a

medium bowl, combine the water with the bouillon. Sprinkle in the parsley

and minced onion. Pour over the top of the turkey. Sprinkle seasoning salt

over the turkey. Cover with foil, and bake in the preheated oven 3 1/2 to

4 hours, until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 180 degrees F

(80 degrees C). For the last 45 minutes or so, remove the foil so the turkey

will brown nicely.