Herbed Turkey Breast Recipe

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Herbed Turkey Breast Recipe
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Herbed Turkey Breast Recipe

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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
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing

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

In a small saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Place turkey in a shallow roasting pan; drizzle with butter mixture.
Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a thermometer reads 165°, basting every 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before carving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Turkey Breast in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p31

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey: 291 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 44g protein.

  • 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)
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Place turkey in a shallow roasting pan; drizzle with butter mixture.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a thermometer reads 165°, basting every 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before carving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Turkey Breast in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p31

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mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 261047
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2017

"This is Wonderful Flavoring for turkey breast and made it for baked chicken as well."

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tinkerbell2007 User ID: 8648938 260686
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2017

"Delicious and perfect when you're not entertaining a large group!"

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Patty User ID: 8979928 257669
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2016

"Delicious and moist. My turkey was a big hit this Thanksgiving! Will use this same recipe for whole chickens as well."

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Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 244118
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2016

"My favorite way to roast a turkey breast. Smells wonderful as it bakes and tastes great."

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love2cooktoo User ID: 6135750 237381
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"The best roasted turkey recipe there is! You will not be disappointed!"

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GStaelens User ID: 1765741 235945
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"Good seasoning"

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tstreich User ID: 1042559 235601
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"Very good - nice flavor and moist. Will definitely make again and this would be great on a whole turkey as well."

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mumsay User ID: 7742579 219642
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"Moist and flavorful! I can't believe how great this tastes! I didn't change a thing - no need to."

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 215253
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"I used this recipe for a whoIe turkey instead. I had to adjust the measurements but it still turned out perfect! Great flavor!"

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lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 32289
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"Moist and tender...very good."

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