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Juicy Turkey Breast

Evelyn SaviñonEvelyn Saviñon
This Juicy Turkey Breast is the perfect easy and delicious option for the upcoming holidays or everyday family dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Calories 3520 kcal


Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 6-10 lb Turkey Breast
  • 10 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper divided
  • 3 teaspoons salt divided
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons thyme fresh
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary fresh

A combination of vegetables :

  • 4-5 potatoes
  • 2 medium stalks of celery
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 small onion
  • 1-2 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1-2 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1 ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup white wine optional


How to make Roast Turkey Breast:

  • The first step is to preheat the oven to 425°F( 220°C).
  • Then, rinse and clean the cavity of the turkey breast. If your turkey breast brings a thermometer already inserted make sure to keep it intact. Then, using a paper towel, proceed to pat dry the turkey. This will ensure a crispy delicious turkey breast.
  • Place 4 tablespoon of unsalted butter into a small mixing bowl and set aside. Then, peel the garlic cloves and place them in a mortar and pestle. Add 1 ½ teaspoon salt and ½ black pepper to create the garlic paste. Place the garlic mixture in the same container with the butter.
  • Roughly with a knife chop the fresh thyme and rosemary and combine those with the butter and garlic.
  • Next, place turkey breast on a cutting board with skin side up and using your fingers loosen and lift the turkey breast skin, gently to not break it.
  • Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and softly using a spoon insert small amounts of the herb buttery combination creating small pockets of the mixture underneath the turkey breast skin.
  • Then, using your hands smooth those pockets distributing the mixture all in the inside. Spread some of the mixtures outside the turkey as well.
  • Roughly cut the veggies and place them on a roasting pan and place the turkey breast on the top rack. Add 1½ cup of vegetable broth.
  • Place turkey breast in the oven and cook for 40-50 minutes. Every 20 minutes go in with a baster and collect some of the liquid from the bottom and pour all over the top of the turkey breast. This is going to help to keep the meat moist and helps it become nice and golden.
  • After 40-50 minutes has passed proceed to add ½ cup white wine and cook the turkey for an extra 15 minutes at a lower temperature of 350°F higher temperature.
  • Then, increase the temperature to broil for 5 minutes. Take out of the oven and remove the thermometer, let the turkey breast rest for at least 10 to 15 minutes before you cut into it.
  • To make a simple gravy:
  • Remove the veggies and transfer the pan drippings into a skillet. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly, until it thickened.
  • Place the turkey on a nice serving tray and serve the tasty veggies.
  • Pair the turkey breast with some delicious cranberry sauce and Enjoy!


Calories: 3520kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 591gFat: 103gSaturated Fat: 44gCholesterol: 1620mgSodium: 14148mgPotassium: 7523mgFiber: 10gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 34407IUVitamin C: 46mgCalcium: 608mgIron: 19mg
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