Zesty Turkey Recipe

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I frequently prepare this recipe when my family's asking for turkey and when I don't feel like making a whole bird. It's a nice comforting meal for cool fall evenings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons rubbed sage
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 to 4 bay leaves, crumbled
  • 1 turkey breast (4 to 4-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

10 ounce-weight: 187 calories, 4g fat (0g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 32g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine spices and mix well. Place turkey on a rack in a roasting pan; rub with spice mixture. Add broth to pan. Bake at 350° for 2-3 hours or until thermometer reads 170°, basting every 30 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Turkey in Country Woman November/December 1994, p36

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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dajenkins 201006
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"My husband and in-laws love this. It's certainly worth the time spent marinating it."

GooFan 4274
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2007

"Sounds like a great recipe."

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