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Easy, Quick Recipes: Roasted Turkey Thighs With Quaker Oats

I love making tasty and nutritious dishes at home; it's a much healthier (and more cost-effective!) solution 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 flood 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 it 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


Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 05, 2016:

Thanks a lot for cooking my recipe @ladyguitarpicker . I always enjoy first hand input on my recipes. I love this recipe and use it a lot with chicken. Have a good day Stella. :) I appreciate your comments.

stella vadakin from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619 on September 05, 2016:

A good enjoyable dinner. I used the white meat instead of thighs and it came out fantastic. Glad to find your chicken receipt. Thanks Stella

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 06, 2016:

OH @ChitrangadaSharan you would love it. Thanks for commenting I need to get back on board with Hubpages. It is so nice to hear from you:) Have a great day. It is so hot here I think I will take a ride to the beach.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 05, 2016:

This sounds delicious and innovative to me.

Turkey with Quaker oats sounds a good combination to me and I would love to try this.

Thanks for sharing!

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 16, 2016:

@Glimmer Twin Fan thank you. You could use chicken thighs. The turkey breasts would taste great and the coating would keep them nice and juicy. Be sure to let them be room temperature before you roast them and rest them five minutes before you eat them. That is the trick for extra juicy meat.

Claudia Mitchell on January 16, 2016:

This recipe looks really good. I don't think I've ever seen just the turkey thighs in the market though. I see turkey breast a lot and I could use that. Nice recipe.

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 11, 2016:

Thank you for the rating @DDE . I love turkey any time of the year.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 11, 2016:

Turkey is one of my favorite meals but the only one that enjoys it. I like your idea. Rated five stars.

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 10, 2016:

@always exploring You can use the oat coating on anything you want to bread to be gluten free and another good one is cornmeal instead of bread crumbs.

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 09, 2016:

Thank you @always exploring , You will love the crunch and the moist turkey. I love this recipe. Enjoy:)

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 09, 2016:

This is right down my alley. I must eat gluten free and I love the dark meat in turkey. I will try the oatmeal as a coating. Thank you.

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