Herbed Turkey Breast Recipe
- 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.
5 ounces cooked turkey: 291 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 44g protein.
Reviews for Herbed Turkey Breast
"Delicious and perfect when you're not entertaining a large group!"
"My favorite way to roast a turkey breast. Smells wonderful as it bakes and tastes great."
"The best roasted turkey recipe there is! You will not be disappointed!"
"Very good - nice flavor and moist. Will definitely make again and this would be great on a whole turkey as well."
"Moist and flavorful! I can't believe how great this tastes! I didn't change a thing - no need to."
"I used this recipe for a whoIe turkey instead. I had to adjust the measurements but it still turned out perfect! Great flavor!"
"Moist and tender...very good."
"I use this recipe every year for Thanksgiving and the Family loves it! Use the scrapings for gravy!"
"almost as good as mom makes!"
"I have used this recipe for years--ever since it first came out in Taste of Home. This year I thought for Easter I might try something different...but nothing looks nearly as good. And simple. There really is no need to look any further. It doesn't get better than this!"
"No need to look any further. This is all you need!"
"This recipe actually makes me think I can make a decent turkey! The seasonings are great."
"I've been making this for years, ever since it was first published in Taste of Home. I make it several times a year and it has been to many, many potluck dinners. I make it ahead and slice the meat, then transfer to a crockpot with the sauce to keep warm for serving at gatherings. It's always a hit, and I have been asked to share the recipe. I have used it with a whole bird as well, and it turns out just as delicious."
"My husband loves this recipe. I double the sauce recipe, use half to baste and then use the other half as gravy. I also put some of the sauce under the skin. Makes it moist. I agree with the other review, that sometimes the onions burn. This is due to the breast being too large and having to increase the cooking time. I usually make a 7 lb turkey breast. I probably make this 4 times a year. Instead of using the sage, thyme, marjoram, I replace it with poultry seasoning and it tastes just as good. This is the only recipe I use for cooking turkey breasts. I have started to use an electric roastet and the turkey falls apart when taking it out. Sooo good"
"It didn't come out of the oven looking exactly like the turkey breast in the picture--the herbs and onions had a burnt look to them. However, the meat was tender, juicy and very flavorful."
"It would be nice if source pub could be listed on printed vers with copyright line. I save to MCook and it IDs recipe. I print to PDF then xfer to MCook.[email protected]"
"Great recipe. The soy sauce and butter give the breast a lovely color. I serve it with a creamy bouillon gravy."