For most of us, a classic roast turkey is the gem of the Thanksgiving table, but this year we encourage you to let loose and get a little more creative for the big meal. From boneless whole breast to cider-braised drumsticks, here are 7 delicious, out-of-the-box ways to serve turkey this Thanksgiving.
For a fast and incredibly simple Thanksgiving alternative, try roasting a boneless whole turkey breast. This version is rubbed all over with an intense butter that's flavored with toasted ancho chiles, garlic and scallions. For something a bit more adventurous, try this Pimenton-Roasted Whole Turkey Breast with Chorizo.
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Braising drumsticks is as simple as roasting a whole turkey. Plus, their gravy is insanely delicious and there's no worry of over-cooking them. These can easily be made ahead and are a dark meat-lover's dream.