- 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 boneless skinless turkey breast half (2 pounds)
- In a small saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil; remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Place turkey breast on a rack in a greased shallow roasting pan. Spoon some of the butter mixture over the top. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours or until juices run clear and a thermometer reads 170°, basting often with butter mixture. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews forHerb-Roasted Turkey Breast
"That sauce is the bomb dot com! Used today for boneless turkey breast. Basted every 15 minutes and turkey juiciest I've had in years. Didn't have green onions - didn't miss them. Made the most lushest gravy too. Didn't have marjoram so used herbs de provence 1 tsp for that and the thyme. Soooo gooood. Was really surprised at lemon juice but it really brightened the butter sauce. Oh and only used 4 T butter but same quantities of every thing else."
"I made to slice up for Sammies for lunch this week! My husband bought bone in skin on by mistake, (which probably added to flavor and moistness), so I adjusted cooking time. The only other change I made was adding more butter. turkey came out moist and delicious. This will be a go to for lunches and for an out of season Thanksgiving style dinner!!"
"Although there were rave reviews about this recipe, I was skeptical when I was preparing it and the basting mixture did not stay on the breast. However, after 2-1/2 hours of cooking my larger turkey breast (2.7 pounds), along with frequent basting, the turkey breast was unbelievably delicious. I was not prepared for the blackening of the basting sauce, which emerged truly burned in the bottom of the pan, but the buttery liquid was great spooned over the sliced turkey. easy, and a keeper!"
"Very tasty! I made this in my crock pot by just adding 2T of water to the other liquids, dumping everything in the crock pot instead of on the stove, and cooking on low for 8 hours. I did thicken the gravy on the stove at the end. Great results!"
"This looks like it has possibilities but I'd like to know if anyone has prepared it it a crockpot. I hope to get an answer ASAP. Thanks."
"What a great recipe for 2 people! Tender, juicy & super easy!"
"You can absolutely cook this in a slow cooker!"
"This is a keeper! I drizzled the cooked juices over mashed potatoes - wow! This butter mixture would be a great marinade for roasted potatoes all by itself! Very pleased!"