Sweet and Tangy Braised Turkey Legs {Le Creuset Giveaway}

braised turkey legs

I know Thanksgiving is over, but I didn’t get a Turkey leg. There’s only two per bird, and everyone at the table wants them. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I had a turkey leg it’s been so long. So I bought a package of them to make, so that we would each get our own turkey leg.

These sweet and tangy legs have an Asian flare, and are just as good made for the holidays or any day of the week. I started with Thai sweet chili sauce, and added lots of garlic, ginger and agave for even more sweetness. Some rice wine vinegar helps to balance the sweetness and add tenderness to the meat.

chicken legs in blue pot

I braised them in this big beautiful Le Creuset French Oven. And guess what, I’m giving one of the big beauties away too! This big pot is perfect for big cuts of meat like turkey legs, roasts, whole chickens, ribs, soup for a small army – you get the idea. This baby is big, heavy and so roomy!

chicken on white plate

After my turkey legs had braised over low heat for about an hour, I served them garnished with cilantro, green onion and pomegranate arils for a punch of color. To go along side, I served roasted asparagus.

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Yield: Serves 4

Sweet and Tangy Braised Turkey Legs

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3 - 4 turkey legs
1/3 cup Thai sweet chili dipping sauce
2/3 cup water or chicken stock
1/4 rice vinegar
3 tablespoons agave syrup
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
salt and pepper for turkey
1 tablespoon olive or rice oil
For garnish:
1/4 cup Pomegranate Arils
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro


Preheat large French oven over medium heat. Drizzle with olive oil, Salt and pepper turkey legs and add to pot. Brown on both sides.

While turkey is browning, mix sweet chili sauce, water, vinegar, agave, garlic and ginger in a small bowl. After turkey has browned, add this liquid to the pot and cover. Simmer over low heat 1 - 1 1/2 hours, or until turkey is tender.

Serve turkey legs garnished with cilantro, green onions and Pomegranate Arils.


Adapted from Jessica's Sweet and Sticky Pomegranate Chicken at How Sweet It Is

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*Nutritional Information is not guaranteed for 100% accuracy.

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Now time for the Giveaway!

For a chance to win one 9 1/2 quart Le Creuset French Oven in Blue worth $369, just leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing to slow cook.

I received the French oven shown for review purposes from Le Creuset, and they are also providing the lucky winner their prize. All opinions 100% mine.

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