Feeling Adventurous? Give Your Turkey a Kick This Thanksgiving.

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For the most part, Thanksgiving food tends to be a bit bland — but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re looking to spice things up this year instead of playing it safe, this chile-rubbed turkey is the way to go.

Made with a blend of guajillo and ancho chiles; garlic; dried spices like oregano, cumin, cloves, and cinnamon; apple cider vinegar; and sugar, this flavorful turkey is the centerpiece your Thanksgiving table deserves. In a sea of starches — mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, dinner rolls — it stands out like a beacon of shining hope.

If you have leftover turkey, skip the standard next-day sandwich and go for turkey tacos instead. Some warm corn tortillas, the turkey, a quick cabbage slaw, and some avocado slices? Sign me up.

Get the Recipe: Chile-Rubbed Thanksgiving Turkey from Honestly Yum