Whole Turkey (Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Fry Oven Recipe)


12-pound whole turkey, fresh/thawed
1/4 Cup of Extra Light Olive Oil
1 Ounce of Butter
Smoked Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Other Poultry Seasoning of Choice

1 gallon of water
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup kosher salt
2 Tbs black peppercorns
4 crushed garlic cloves
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp thyme
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


  1. Heat the brine ingredients and then allow them to cool.
  2. Remove the turkey from its packaging and remove all innards from the front and back of the turkey.
  3. Pour the brine and enough cold water to cover the turkey in a brine bag.
  4. Allow the turkey to brine in with the brine bag in a pan in the refrigerator 1 hour per pound.
  5. Remove the turkey from the brine and dry it off with paper towels.
  6. Truss the turkey with cooking twine.
  7. Melt and mix the butter with the oil.
  8. Rub the oil and butter mixture over the exterior of the turkey.
  9. Sprinkle on salt, pepper and any other poultry seasoning of choice.
  10. Place the turkey in the baking pan.
  11. Insert meat probes into the breast and thigh meat.
  12. Place a rack on the lowest rack level.
  13. Place the baking pan on the rack.
  14. Set the cooker to Whole Roast, 360° F., 2 hours cooking time
  15. Press Start to begin cooking.
  16. If you prefer, cover with foil if the top starts to overcook.
  17. Cook until the breast and thigh meat are at or above 165° F. (This may take about 1 hour 40 minutes.)
  18. Enjoy!

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