Combine turkey or chicken with chopped garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, paprika, fennel, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Chill several hours or overnight for flavors to combine.
To roast garlic, preheat oven to 400°F. Cut the bulb of garlic across the top end to expose all of the cloves then dress with a drizzle of EVOO, salt and pepper. Wrap bulb in foil and roast until tender and caramel in color, 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and bay leaf, and season with salt and pepper. Stir occasionally for 30 minutes until onions are caramel in color, and very soft and sweet. Deglaze the pan with white wine and discard bay leaf.