Mom Knows Best : Thanksgiving Green Chile And Honey Basted Turkey And A Giveaway

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Thanksgiving Green Chile And Honey Basted Turkey And A Giveaway


   I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico which is in the southwest part of the USA. New Mexico is known for its green chile. This spicy pepper is a favorite to most everybody who lives here. Once you try green chile you get addicted to the taste. We New Mexicans put green chile on almost everything. My favorite way to use green chile at Thanksgiving is on my turkey. I baste my turkey with honey and green chile. The result is a delicious sweet moist turkey with a kick of spicy heat. My family just loves it. I use to baste my turkey with real honey, but that was a sticky mess. I discovered a great new way to add the honey taste to my turkey without the sticky mess.

    I now sprinkle Nektar Honey Crystals on my turkey. These crystals have the wonderful taste of honey with the convenience of cane sugar. The crystals are easy to sprinkle over my turkey before baking and they form into a sweet delicious crunchy glaze.. Nektar Honey Crystals are made from real honey and cane sugar and are also great for baking, drinks, oatmeal, and more. I love them as they do not crystallize into a sticky mess like real honey. I don't have to struggle to get it out of a bottle either. The honey crystals come in a easy to pour bottle and measuring is so simple too. Unlike real honey, none gets left in the measuring cup.



Check out https://www.nektarnaturals.com/ for more information. While you are there check out their recipe section for more delicious ways to use Nektar Honey Crystals. You can find Nektar Honey Crystals at your local Walmart store.


                Green Chile and Honey Basted Turkey

                  Ingredients
                               one turkey, thawed
                               1 stick butter, cut in small cubes
                                salt and pepper to taste
                               1-2 cups diced green chile, canned or thawed frozen
                               6 ounce bottle of Nektar Honey Crystals
Oven 350 F
Prepare your turkey for the oven by slicing small incisions all over the turkey. Stick the butter cubes into these incisions. Then sprinkle salt and pepper all over the turkey. Place turkey into pan and cover with foil. Bake the turkey according to the chart below. About 1 hour before turkey is done, uncover the turkey and rub the green chile all over it. Then sprinkle the Nektar Honey Crystals over the turkey. Place the turkey back in the over without foil and bake for an hour. I also like to use a thermometer when cooking my turkey and it should reach 165 degrees when stuck between the breast and leg.



                                                                                    Giveaway



I have a bottle of these delicious Nektar Honey Crystals to giveaway to one lucky person. Just enter on the form below and good luck!

                 a Rafflecopter giveaway 

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older. Chances of winning giveaway depends on number of entries. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified within 24 hours of end of contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen.  Void where prohibited.


"These opinions are my own and I received a sample of Nektar Honey Crystals to facilitate my post."

33 comments:

  1. I will have to try this next year on Thanksgiving :) I only make one turkey a year!

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  2. Looks wonderful! I bet that honey would be good in tea, too.

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  3. Looks so good! I would try making the lemonade coconut water. :)

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  4. I am interested in trying the Zesty Honey Carrots recipe!

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  5. This sounds amazing I like the combination of hot and sweet.

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  6. I have never used honey crystals before. I would like to make the Lemon Coconut Water , if I won.

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  7. Maybe I could do this with our huge chicken - we don't like turkey.

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  8. my dad would love this! i will have to make it next time he is in town

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  9. Gosh it looks really lovely! I bet it tastes awesome too! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  10. Sounds wonderful! i want to try this next year

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  11. Sounds great. I'm going to try this too. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I'm intrigued by these honey crystals and will keep an eye out for them.

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  13. This looks delicious! I totally need to try this on my next turkey :)

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  14. Wow honey crystals. I have never tried this before but yeah maybe I will this coming christmas for sure just for experiment and new style.

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  15. Honey crystals looks like a really different sugar replacement.

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  16. Wow, the chicken is very delicious. I feel so hungry when reading this post. Thanks My Experience With The Dogit Deluxe XXL Soft Crate

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  17. There's so many good-looking recipes on the site, I'd want to try the roasted potato fries for snacks. This turkey looks delicious, I like the sound of the flavors. I like that this honey isn't sticky, bonus when you have kids!

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  18. Looks like a delicious turkey. Might try this recipe next time I cook one.

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  19. Ohh that sounds like a delicious twist! I love green chilis!

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  20. Sweet and Spicy Pineapple sounds like it would be perfect with my Christmas Ham.

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  21. Those crystals sound really interesting. I think I'd like to try that method of getting a glaze too.

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  22. I'd try the chicken salad recipe. The Nektar crystals sounds so much easier to use than honey. Thanks for the chance to win it! Jackie V

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  23. Oh wow! I never thought to use honey to dress the bird, but that sounds absolutely delicious!

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  24. The chicken looks amazing. I have to try the Nektar crystals.

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  25. This is pretty cool. This is the first time that I've seen honey crystals and I like the idea. I will check out Nektar the next time I do my grocery shopping.

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  26. Strawberry Crisp recipe looks delish!

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  27. Wow! Honey crystals :) Amazing idea! Great giveaway too!

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  28. What a neat no-mess idea! I would love the lemon coconut water as well as the bbq sauce!

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  29. I'd like to make the sweet and tangy steak rub! Yum!

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  30. I really would love to try Your recipe and also the lemonade coconut water recipe!
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  31. I would make the recipe Sweet & Spicy Pineapple.

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