When it comes to turkey, it is hard to be creative, but plain old turkey just does not stand out at the dinner table. I am going to teach you how to cook a tender juicy turkey in a Mexican adobo rub. This turkey will be the highlight of your meal. It is easy and delicious.



 Portions:           8                   reloj Preparation time:           150 minutes                                                      

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Turkey is such a healthy option that is often overlooked. It is not just for the holidays; it is lean, tasty and versatile – you can season it and prepare it in so many ways. This recipe takes turkey from boring to amazing in no time. It will be juicy and delicious when it is finished, but with a little kick of spice.

One thing I love about this Mexican recipe is that the ingredients are very inexpensive and you can easily find them at your local grocery store. There is nothing fancy to buy, but the result is fancy and exotic turkey with a bold and complex flavor. It develops a beautiful color and the taste is amazing. I made it with orange juice but you can make it with orange soda. Yes, orange soda! Orange soda brings gives this recipe more of a sweet flavor than orange juice.

The best part of this recipe is the guajillo adobo. Guajillo is a mildly spicy chili pepper that is native to Mexico. It is used in many Mexican dishes and sauces and adds just the right amount of spice to this dish. An adobo is a blend of herbs and spices used as a type of seasoning rub or marinade for meats. This recipe uses tangy orange juice, flavorful garlic, aromatic cumin and vibrant, red achiote. With all these wonderful ingredients combined, this marinade is what gives this turkey its wonderful flavor and color.

What is not to love about this recipe? It is full of flavor and low in fat. It has authentic tastes and it won’t break the bank. You could pop it in the oven while you prepare your side dishes and soon, your entire dinner will be ready to enjoy. Try this recipe is so simple and delicious, you can make it for a special occasion or for dinner tonight. Try it out for yourself and let me know how it turned out. Enjoy!

This is the chart for turkey oven bags cooking time.



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2 cups orange juice or orange soda

100 gr or 1.8 oz of achiote paste

1 tablespoon of salt

200 gr or 3 oz of Guajillo peppers

4 garlic cloves

1 tsp ground cumin


Oven bag


  1. Soak peppers in hot water for 5 minutes
  2. Blend the peppers and strain to get rid of the peel and seeds
  3. Put in the blender 1 cup of guajillo chili sauce with the garlic, the achiote, the orange juice, the cumin and salt to make an adobo mixture
  4. Blend well
  5. Remove the neck and all that insides of the turkey.
  6. Separate the turkey skin little by little with a spoon
  7. Use the skin like a bag, and fill it with the adobo mixture
  8. Take the baking bag and add a tablespoon of flour and spread it well throughout the bag.
  9. Place the turkey inside the bag, add a little salt and bathe with the remaining marinade
  10. Close the bag and place in the fridge overnight , flip each time you open the fridge
  11. Before putting the turkey in the oven, make some small cracks in the baking bag with a knife to allow steam to escape when it is cooking
  12. Place the it in the oven and bake according to specifications
  13. When you take it out bathe it with its own juice and brush with a little olive oil



I love to read your comments! Please leave your comments below and share this recipe with your friends. ❤Laura

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