You will need:
1 (12 pound) whole turkey
6 tablespoons butter, divided
4 cups warm water
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 tablespoons seasoning salt
Before you get started preheat the oven to 350 degrees. This will help you be more efficient and ready once you have prepared everything to be ready for the oven.
Rinse the turkey off take all of the innards out of the turkey. Not too many people eat these anymore but if you have a family member that likes them add them to a pan and cook them up, but they will not be used in cooking the turkey.
You can then put the turkey in the roasting pan. The skin of the turkey is connected but you should be able to pull it back a little in order to spread some butter on the turkey in between the breast section and the skin. This will add a lot of juiciness because turkey meat is pretty lean on its own.
In a separate medium mixing bowl add the water and the bouillon cubes, and parsley and minced onion. Then baste the turkey with this mixture. When that is done sprinkle some seasoning salt on top and now you are ready to put the bird in the oven.
Cover the turkey with foil so the skin does not burn and bake for 3.5 to 4 hours or until done. The internal temperature of the turkey should be 180 degrees. For the last 30-45 minutes you can remove the foil in order to let the skin brown properly.