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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  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. 

Nutrition

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