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5. Remove the turkey from the packaging. Place on a large dish and remove the neck giblets from the turkey cavity (Reserve them for gravy, if you want, or discard them). Pat the turkey dry with paper towels.
7. With your hands, gently loosen the skin of the breast from both sides so you will be able to stuff the flavored butter underneath it. Make sure to keep the skin intact. Repeat with the skin on the legs from the lower side of the breast and out towards the legs.
15. Roast the turkey in the hot oven for 25-30 minutes. Take the tray out of the oven, and baste the bird with the pan juices. Tent the breast with foil, oil side down to keep it moist. Lower the setting to 350 degrees F and cook for about 2 - 2 1⁄2 hours (calculating 13-15 minutes per pound), basting occasionally.
1. Make the Gravy in a saucepan by combining chicken broth, turkey drippings, flour, and bullion. Whisk it together on medium-low heat till combined. Transfer to a gravy boat. It will thicken a little as it cools. It is so delicious.