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Thanksgiving is most famous for the turkey, which is the star of the dinner table every year. There is no stressing just how important it is to get the turkey done right on the day. Guests can’t live on sides alone which is why those who prepare the dinner will always put the most effort into making sure the turkey comes out perfectly.

But as much effort as we may put into the turkey, sometimes mishaps happen. Whether we take the foil off too soon, we don’t baste it enough while in the oven, or we leave it in the oven too long, there is the occasional tragedy of turning out a dry bird. And no one likes a dry turkey.

But there are a few tricks that can still save your Thanksgiving turkey, so there is no need for panic just yet. The easiest way to reinvigorate your Thanksgiving turkey if it comes out a little dry is to reintroduce some moisture. That means your turkey needs broth and fat.

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Given that the breast meat is usually the preferred meat amongst guests, it’s a good idea to get the juiciness reinvigorated into this cut first. Thankfully, it’s really easy to do using a few tablespoons of melted butter mixed with chicken broth. All you do is pour it over the turkey slices. You can then cover them with tin foil and keep them warm in the oven at 200º. In just 15 min the meat should be juicy once again!

Or even more simply, just smother it in gravy. Most of us make gravy to accompany our turkey and other side dishes, such as mash potatoes and stuffing, so why not use it? Rather than serving it on the side for your guests, just pour it directly onto the turkey meat and your guests will be none the wiser. Easy peasy – a nice disguise to dry turkey.

What are your tips or tricks to keeping your turkey moist or to put the moisture back in if the turkey gets overdone? Let us know!