Herb Butter (Great for rubbing on Poultry too!!)

This herb butter is an excellent accompaniment to fresh bread & even more wonderful rubbed on a chicken or a turkey!  Matter of fact, it’s my secret for obtaining a flavorful & moist turkey every year.  This recipe makes enough to thoroughly cover a 20 pound bird.  

Herb Butter (Great for rubbing on Poultry too!!)

Author Mrs Happy Homemaker


  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients, and mix well.
  • If you are using on a turkey or a chicken - stuff about 3 tablespoons of the herb butter under the skin of each breast - and rub the rest all over the bird. I like to do this 8-12 hours in advance to give it some time to absorb the flavors before roasting.