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Best Holiday Roast Turkey Breast is a smaller and more simple main course classic recipe that's flavor-packed, juicy, and tender.
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Best Holiday Roast Turkey Breast

Best Holiday Roast Turkey Breast is a smaller and more simple main course classic recipe that's flavor-packed, juicy, and tender.
Course dinner
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword dinner, holidays, turkey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 388kcal

Ingredients

  • 5-6 pound turkey breast on the bone thawed, innards removed, rinsed in cold water, and patted dry
  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine or chicken broth

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the turkey breast on a rack in a roasting pan, skin side up.
  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, mustard, rosemary, thyme, salt,  pepper, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Rub the mixture evenly over all the skin of the turkey breast. You can also loosen the skin and smear half of the paste underneath, directly on the meat. Pour the wine into the bottom of the roasting pan.
  • Roast the turkey for 1 ½ to 1 ¾ hours, until the skin is golden brown and an instant-read meat thermometer registers 165 degrees when inserted into the thickest part of the breast. Check the breast after an hour or so; if the skin is browning too much, cover it loosely with aluminum foil.
  • When the turkey is done, remove it from the oven. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and allow the turkey to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Slice and serve warm with the pan juices.

Notes

Recipe from Paula @CallMePMc.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission that includes copying the ingredient list or entire recipe and posting in the comments on Pinterest for Facebook. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe.
Thank you, Paula

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 82g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 1167mg | Potassium: 921mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg