Lemon-Herb Turkey Breast Recipe

Easy turkey breast recipe
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 440kcal
Author I Heart Eating


  • 6-7 pound bone-in turkey breast
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic about 3 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves1
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt²
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth3
  • 1 lemon quartered


  • Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  • Place the turkey breast, skin side up, on a rack in a roasting pan. I spray the roasting pan rack with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Stir together garlic, mustard, chopped herbs, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice until combined.
  • Gently pull back the skin from the meat and rub about 1/2-2/3 of the mixture directly on the meat. Spread the rest of the mixture evenly on the skin.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the bottom of the roasting pan, and place the quartered lemon into the cavity.
  • Roast the turkey for about 2 hours, or until the skin is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer registers 165 F when inserted into the thickest and meatiest areas of the breast.
  • If the skin starts to get too dark, tent some aluminum foil over it.
  • Remove from the oven, and let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing.


  1. This blend of herbs is commonly sold together as a poultry blend. 
  2. Or 1/2 tablespoon of table salt. You can also substitute an equal amount of sea salt in place of the kosher salt. 
  3. Or chicken stock.
  4. Nutrition values are estimates. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 770mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3.4mg