Say Goodbye To Boring Thanksgiving Turkey With This Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Rub

A person cutting a piece of meat

Think turkey sucks? It kinda does…

Put it this way, you’re not going to see turkey breast on the menu at any nice restaurant. It’s dry and flavorless. Also, why does everyone like the white meat? I can’t figure it out.

Anyways, if you’re looking to spice up boring Thanksgiving turkey, give it the ol’ Flamin’ Hot Cheeto rub and your family won’t hate you for serving shitty turkey again this year. You’re welcome.


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Place hot puffed cheese sticks in a food processor and process until fully crushed. You can also add to a zip top bag and roll with a rolling pin until sticks are completely crushed.

3. Brush oil or butter on turkey and coat with the crushed chips.

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4. Add 1 tsp of flour to the Reynolds Oven Bag and place in a large roasting pan that is at least 2 inches deep.

5. Carefully slide turkey into the oven bag, making sure the opening of the bag is facing the end of the roasting pan, and not facing up. The bag should be inside the pan, not hanging over the edges of the pan.

A kitchen with a sink and a toaster oven

6. Close oven bag with the included nylon tie, and cut six 1/2 inch slits in the top of the bag

7. When your turkey reaches an internal temperature of 180°F in thickest part of the thigh, not touching the bone, remove from oven and let stand in oven bag for another 15 minutes. Cut open the top of the bag and carefully remove turkey from the bag, and place onto a cutting board. Lifting works well by inserting one carving fork into each end of the turkey.

8. Enjoy!

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A beer bottle on a dock