In this sous vide turkey leg recipe, you’ll learn how to prepare turkey legs sous vide style for two ways. First, Thanksgiving style with traditional savory herbs. And second, BBQ style sous vide turkey drumsticks for any day of the year. Once you learn the steps, you’ll be able to prepare sous vide turkey legs that are tender, juicy and falling off the bone.
This was so delicious! I did an overnight brine and then did a light s&p seasoning with butter and crushed garlic in each bag. I had them in the sous vide for 6 hours and then put under the broiler. I wish I could include a picture. They were gorgeous!
Jenna Passaro says
So glad to hear, Summer. Love the brine idea.
Colleen ( YA-YA ) Kelly-Prola says
Can I make 2 or 3 legs at a time? If so what adjustments should I make. I frequently find recipes for 1 steak, 1 turkey leg etc – I’m fairly new to Sous vide so attempting to figure out how I can do enough food for more than 1.
Thank you for any assistance.
Yes – you can sous vide turkey legs in multiples – just make sure they aren’t clumped together in a bag.
So if you’re using a zip loc bag with the water displacement method to lower it into the sous vide bath – you’ll want to only put 1 turkey leg in a bag so there is plenty of air flow.
If you’re going to use a vacuum sealer to cook turkey legs sous vide style, then you can fit multiple in a bag – just leave 1″ between to make sure the hot water gets to them.
The reason the concern for the area to be open around the turkey legs and for them to not clump up while sous viding is because they won’t cook properly if they’re all on top of eachother.
Let me know how I can help further.
I love chicken and this looks so delicious. Thank you for the recipe x
Arun Dahiya says
I am planning to use sous vide too. And your turkey leg looks perfect. Can’t wait to make it.
The turkey leg looks so delicious, especially the bbq version. I have seen often chefs using the sous vide at Masterchef but I don’t know where I would put such a big machine in my small kitchen.
This turkey legs looking so yummmmm…. I am going to try this this weekend. Thanks for sharing recipe. It looks like easy to make
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I want to try this recipe soon. I will check if I can find where to buy just turkey legs. What I usually see in our local store are whole turkeys. If I can’t find any, I will try to make this using chicken drumsticks.
You really love legs! Maybe I can try these ideas for chicken legs, after all chicken and turkey are family, right?
Ooh I’ve never made something like this but it looks delicious, I will have to try it!
I have never heard of this dish before. Sounds like an interesting recipe to try.
Wow! This looks absolutely delicious. It may not be Thanksgiving but my family would be happy to have one this weekend. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Can’t wait to try.
Azin Bastan says
Oops I made the mistake of adding the bbq sauce in the vacuum seal bag. Is that okay?
Yes! That should be fine. How did they turn out?
I love the idea of using sous vide for Turkey legs!
Jere Cassidy says
I learned sous vide in culinary school but I don’t do it at home. Your turkey makes me want to use this technique at home now.
Haley D Williams says
So much better than going to the fair for a turkey leg! These sound and look amazing!
These turkey legs sound amazing! So flavorful!
I’ve still to try sous vide at home but can see it being good with turkey that does run the risk of going dry. Looks good.
These are great step by step directions! I’ve never tried to sous vide anything before, but now I really want those turkey legs!