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Easy, Quick Recipes: Roasted Turkey Thighs With Quaker Oats

I love making tasty and nutritious dishes at home; it's much healthier (and more cost-effective!) than going out to eat.

Look at how juicy this turkey thigh is. The Quaker Oats on the turkey thighs tastes crunchy and nutty.

Look at how juicy this turkey thigh is. The Quaker Oats on the turkey thighs tastes crunchy and nutty.

Turkey Is Cheap This Time of Year

Hello to everyone out there. It's a nice, snowy day with the big flakes coming down. This time of year, turkey leftover in the stores from the holidays is inexpensive to buy. We are all looking forward to roasting turkey to put in the oven and flooding the house with wonderful cooking smells.

I am one of those few people that just can't get into the white breast meat of the turkey, so the recipe I am using today is using turkey thighs.

I marinate the turkey thighs with soy sauce, mustard, hot pepper sauce, olive oil, S/P, and balsamic vinegar. Then I lift them out of there and rolling them in oats. You heard me: old-fashioned Quaker oats. I found out that of the top ten stress-reducing foods, oats were number one and are also gluten-free.

I roasted these turkey thighs in my little toaster oven, and I'll tell you what, they were fabulous. The oats roasted into a crispy nutty flavor, and the turkey is so moist on the inside. You can see from the photo how moist and tender they are.

Hope you all have a wonderful year. And God bless all your friends and family and all their family and friends. Amen.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

45 min

50 min

Serves two people 4 oz turkey thighs


  • 2 - 4 oz turkey thighs, skin removed
  • 1 tbls soya sauce
  • 1 tbls your choice mustard
  • spash hot pepper sauce, or not
  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • salt/pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups quacker oats

Cooking Instructions for Quaker Oat Turkey Thighs

  1. Take all the ingredients except the turkey thighs and the oats and mix together in a bowl.
  2. Then smother the turkey thighs in the mixture. You can marinate these thighs in the refrigerator overnight for a more intense flavor.
  3. Take the thighs out of the marinade and roll into the Quaker oats. The olive oil will help to stick the oats to the turkey thighs. I didn't use eggs because I cannot eat them.
  4. Roast in an pre-heated 400 degree oven or toaster oven for 45 minutes. Check with a food thermometer to make sure the thighs are cooked to 170 degrees. Rest for 5 minutes before enjoying.

Roasted Quaker Oat Turkey Thighs