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Christmas cooking hack: bake three different proteins at the same temperature

Roast turkey crown with roasted duck fat potatoes

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your loved ones this festive season

In the thick of the holiday season, the kitchen becomes the heart of the home, rapidly filling with the delightful aromas of Christmas cooking. But the challenge of preparing multiple proteins simultaneously can leave even the most seasoned Christmas cook feeling overwhelmed. Our game-changing Christmas cooking hack will streamline the cooking of your festive feast – and save you time in the process. The secret to perfectly roasting three different proteins – turducken, a festive seasoned chicken, and a turkey crown – is to use the same temperature (180°C) in a single oven. Read on!

Gold Turducken with Fig & Pistachio Stuffing


Gold turducken with fig and pistachio stuffing

Combining turkey, duck and chicken, a turducken is a show-stopping centrepiece that truly offers the best of every world. A chicken and duck breast are encased in half a turkey and then finished with a bacon lattice. By cooking the turducken at 180°C, you’ll help the flavours to meld together, resulting in succulent, tender meat with a crispy, golden skin.

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Woolworths RSPCA Approved Seasoned Family Roast Chicken


Woolworths RSPCA approved seasoned family roast chicken

If you have guests who prefer a traditional approach, then opt to include this festive seasoned chicken at your Christmas gathering. Seasoned with a flavourful blend of dried onion, capsicum and herbs and stuffed with fruit, this tender and juicy RSPCA Approved Australian chook will leave your tastebuds dancing with joy.

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Macro Free Range Boneless Turkey Crown with Dried Fruit & Macadamia Stuffing


Macro free range boneless turkey crown with dried fruit & macadamia stuffing

For many, a Christmas feast is not complete without a succulent turkey. The turkey crown – quite literally! – takes the crown. Brined for extra juiciness, it is stuffed with dried fruits and macadamia nuts. Cooking it at 180°C ensures the meat will remain moist inside while maintaining the perfect crispness of the glazed citrus fruit garnish. The boneless variety also makes it an easy-to-plate option, especially for little ones.

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TIP: All proteins can be cooked at the same temperature, but individual product packaging indicates the amount of time each protein should spend in the oven.

Gold free range turducken

Benefits of roasting protein at the same time

1. Time efficiency: By cooking all three proteins at the same temperature, you optimise your oven's capacity, saving valuable time and energy. That way, you can spend more time with your family and friends on Christmas Day.

2. Enhanced flavour profile: In the shared cooking environment, each protein benefits from the aromas and juices released by the others, creating a symphony of flavours that will delight your guests.

3. Stress-free cooking: Bid farewell to the stress of juggling multiple oven temperatures. By simplifying the process and streamlining to one temperature, you can enjoy the festivities and spend more time with your loved ones.

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