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Zesty Turkey Recipe

I frequently prepare this recipe when my family's asking for turkey and when I don't feel like making a whole bird. It's a nice comforting meal for cool fall evenings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons rubbed sage
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 to 4 bay leaves, crumbled
  • 1 turkey breast (4 to 4-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine spices and mix well. Place turkey on a rack in a roasting pan; rub with spice mixture. Add broth to pan. Bake at 350° for 2-3 hours or until thermometer reads 170°, basting every 30 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

10 ounce-weight: 187 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat.

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"My husband and in-laws love this. It's certainly worth the time spent marinating it."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2007

"Sounds like a great recipe."

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