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Chipotle Honey Glazed Turkey

 Chipotle Honey Glazed Turkey is a great way to jazz up your Thanksgiving day feast. A little sweet heat that perfectly accompanies your holiday bird! This glaze recipe will be great on chicken, chicken wings, or even a baked ham.
Course Main Course, Thanksgiving
Cuisine American, Mexican, Southwestern
Keyword Chipotle Chili, Thanksgiving Recipe, Turkey


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped chipotle peppers with adobo
  • 1/4-1/2 cup honey (adjust to your taste)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic (garlic powder)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • In a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the chipotle, honey, orange juice, garlic, chili powder, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Cook until the mixture begins to thicken and the sauce begins to reduce. About 10 minutes. Turn the heat to a very low simmer to keep warm.
  • Read the cooking time and temperatures for whatever size bird you are roasting.
    Liberally coat the skin of the bird with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Brush on one liberal coat of the glaze. Place the turkey in the oven. Baste every 1/2 hour to 45 minutes with the glaze and any pan drippings from the turkey until cooked.


This glaze is enough for up to a 15-pound turkey. It is easy to double if your bird is bigger!