Recipe: Flamin' Hot Cheetos turkey

By Spectrum News staff,
Last Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017, 4:58 PM EST

Just when you thought chefs were out of ways to serve up turkey, popular kitchen brand Reynolds has introduced an interesting take on the Thanksgiving bird.

"Hot Turkey in an Oven Bag" is a spicy new take on a classic Thanksgiving tradition — and that take can involve Flamin' Hot Cheetos.

Hot Turkey in an Oven Bag:

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

2. Crush Flamin' Hot Cheetos, or other hot puffed cheese snack, in a food processor or in a zip-top bag.

3. Brush turkey with oil or butter and coat with crushed chips.

4. Add 1 tsp of flour to an oven bag and place the bag in a large roasting pan at least 2 inches deep.

5. Slide turkey into oven bag, making sure the end of the bag is facing outward, instead of up. Also, make sure no part of the bag is hanging over the side of the pan.

6. Close the bag with nylon tie and cut six 1/2-inch slits on top of the bag.

7. Cook turkey on 350 degrees F until internal temperature reaches reaches 180 degrees F in the thickest part of the thigh. Make sure you are not touching the bone with your thermometer. 

8. Remove turkey from oven and let stand in bag for 15 minutes. 

9. Carefully remove turkey from bag by cutting a whole in the top and transfer to cutting board.

Flamin' Hot Cheetos is a registered trademark of the Frito-Lay company. Recipe from