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Tasty Roast Turkey Breast Recipe

Preparing a roasted turkey doesn’t have to feel intimidating. Follow this simple recipe for making a classic and delicious roast turkey breast main dish.

Roasted turkey breast cut up into pieces and placed in a red bowl.

Flavorful Roast Turkey Breast

With the holidays around the corner, it’s looking as though our traditional large family get together will need to be postponed. That being said, I want to keep up as many traditions as I possibly can mostly for my daughter’s sake. Making and enjoying a roast turkey along with delicious creamy garlic mashed potates, steamed cauliflower, a mixed green salad and homemade white bread are one of those traditions we look forward to.

Since preparing a whole turkey is too much for my small family of three, I will instead prepare a roast turket breast for us to enjoy over the holidays. It also makes a really good leftover meal, one that can be used to make a hearty rice dish or prepared in a cheesy quesadilla.

Ingredients Needed:

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  • 2lb turkey breast
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 head garlic, edges cut off
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (or turkey broth)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
Ingredients needed to make roasted turkey breast including turkey, spices, onions,garlic, lemon, oil and broth.

How to Roast Turkey Breast:

Preheat oven to 400F.

Place onion, garlic and lemon in a casserole dish or roasting pan large enough for your turkey breast.

Add the chicken broth to the dish.

Adding onion, lemon, garlic and broth to a glass baking dish.

Pat the turkey breast dry with kitchen paper towel and place in the casserole dish.

Placing uncooked turkey into the glass baking dish.

Use a spoon or your fingers to pull the turkey skin away from the flesh.

Insert the butter in between the turkey skin and flesh.

Adding garlic and butter between the skin and turkey flesh.

Rub the poultry seasoning all over the turkey breast, then drizzle with olive oil.

Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water when handling the raw turkey meat.

Bake for 35-45 minutes, until an inserted meat thermometer reads 160F.

Full cooked roasted turkey breast.

Allow the turkey breast to rest for 10 minutes. It will increase in temperature the remaining 5F.

Full cooked roasted turkey breast placed on a red plate.

Slice the roasted turkey breast and serve along with some tasty side dishes such as cooked flat beans, rice and peas and simple fried polenta.

Roasted turkey breast cut up into pieces and placed in a red bowl.

If you have any leftovers, chopped roast turkey breast is perfect for making a tasty turkey and rice side dish.

Roast Turkey Breast

Jane and Sonja
Easy to follow recipe for making a classic and delicious roast turkey breast main dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 448 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 onion peeled and quartered
  • 1 head garlic edges cut off
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or turkey broth
  • 2 lb turkey breast
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Place onion, garlic and lemon in a casserole dish or roasting pan large enough for your turkey breast.
  • Add the chicken broth to the dish.
  • Pat the turkey breast dry with kitchen paper towel and place in the casserole dish.
  • Use a spoon or your fingers to pull the turkey skin away from the flesh.
  • Insert the butter in between the turkey skin and flesh.
  • Rub the poultry seasoning all over the turkey breast, then drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes, until an inserted meat thermometer reads 160F.
  • Allow the turkey breast to rest for 10 minutes. It will increase in temperature the remaining 5F.
  • Slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 448kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 50gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 652mgPotassium: 650mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 334IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 2mg
Keyword poultry, roast, turkey
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