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Herbed Turkey Breast

Like many of you, I always serve turkey for our family's Thanksgiving meal. But instead of roasting a whole bird, I opt for a turkey breast since most of us prefer white meat. The herb butter basting sauce keeps it so moist, and it's easy to carve. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (5-1/2 to 6 pounds)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a small saucepan, combine the first 8 ingredients; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Place turkey in a shallow roasting pan; drizzle with butter mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 165°, 1-1/2 to 2 hours, basting every 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before carving.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked turkey: 291 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 44g protein.

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