Accented with flavorful herbs, this tender, golden turkey breast from our Test Kitchen is a cut above the rest. It’s a convenient alternative to preparing a whole bird.
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 bone-in turkey breast (5 to 6 pounds)
- In a small bowl, combine the butter, sage, garlic, onion, thyme, salt and pepper. With fingers, carefully loosen the skin from both sides of turkey breast. Spread 2 tablespoons butter mixture under turkey skin; spread remaining mixture over skin.
- Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170° (cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly). Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before carving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Savory Turkey Breast in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p6
Medium-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer
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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015
"We have tried several recipes to bake a turkey breast and this one is by far our favorite.We just love the combination of spices used."