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Herbed Roast Turkey Breast Recipe
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Herbed Roast Turkey Breast Recipe

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I made this turkey breast for my first formal dinner party as a newlywed. It was such a success that it's become a standby on all of my entertaining menus.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (5 to 6 pounds)
  • 5 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 celery rib, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey equals 285 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 5 medium-fat meat.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.With fingers, carefully loosen the skin from both sides of turkey breast. Combine lemon juice and oil; brush under the skin. Combine the pepper, rosemary, thyme and garlic salt; rub over turkey.
  2. Place onion and celery in a 3-qt. baking dish. Top with turkey breast, skin side up. Pour wine into the dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting every 30 minutes with pan drippings. (Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.) Cover and let stand 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Roast Turkey Breast in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p39

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey equals 285 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 5 medium-fat meat.

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

I usually Brine turkey, however didn't have time and followed the recipe. OMG my family loved it! So moist and flavorful! As my husband and I were cleaning up, we couldn't stop our self's from eating more turkey, after we were stuffed! So good! The Gravy was divine! I WILL ALWAYS DO TURKEY THIS WAY!!!!

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

Very good.

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Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

OMG! I have been following an Alton Brown recipe for at least the past 5 years. NO LONGER! THIS IS PERFECT! My Grandmother said it's the best turkey breast she's ever had.

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