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Roast Turkey Breast

Easy to follow recipe for making a classic and delicious roast turkey breast main dish.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: poultry, roast, turkey
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 448kcal
Author: Jane and Sonja


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg