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Lemon-Herbed Turkey Breast

"This is a family favorite that's also popular with company," notes Alicia Glovor of Sterling, Alaska. "The herbs tucked under the skin give the turkey a wonderful aroma as it's roasting, and the lemon juice adds a subtle hint of citrus."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (8-1/2 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage

Directions

  • Loosen skin from turkey with fingers, leaving skin attached along bottom edges. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon oil, garlic and seasonings. Spread under turkey skin.
  • In a small bowl, combine remaining lemon juice and oil; set aside.
  • Place turkey on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°; basting every 15-20 minutes with lemon mixture. Let stand for 10 minutes. Discard skin before carving.
Nutrition Facts
8 ounce-weight: 158 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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  • gunslinger
    Feb 9, 2016

    Very tasty and moist. It was great for turkey sandwiches!

  • beboppin247
    Nov 28, 2013

    Wonderful taste and so easy. Did not dry out and makes for awesome sandwiches the next day. Will make again.