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Tarragon-Lemon Turkey Breast Recipe
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Tarragon-Lemon Turkey Breast Recipe

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If you enjoy the flavors of tarragon and lemon-pepper, consider this wet rub from our Test Kitchen. It's perfect for turkey or even chicken.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing
MAKES:11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing
MAKES: 11 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup minced fresh tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (4 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked turkey equals 162 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small dish, combine the first four ingredients. With your fingers, carefully loosen the skin from both sides of turkey breast. Spread half of the tarragon mixture over the meat under the skin. Smooth skin over meat and secure to underside of breast with wooden toothpicks. Spread remaining tarragon mixture over turkey skin.
  2. Place turkey breast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Let stand for 10-15 minutes. Remove and discard skin and toothpicks before carving. Yield: 11 servings.
Originally published as Tarragon-Lemon Turkey Breast in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p11

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked turkey equals 162 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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