You can make a delicious Oven Roasted Turkey Breast that’s tender, with juicy white meat and a golden brown skin. The steps are easy and the results are amazing! Now I know some people are a little intimated when it comes to roasting a turkey breast. But, I’m here to ease your concerns and give you the simple steps! Turkey is also great for those watching their calories, carbohydrates, fat and trying to add more protein to their diet. John & I love a juicy golden brown turkey breast and we decided to make one for a recent dinner for our life group friends. Well, let’s just say it was a good decision and everyone loved it!
Just look at that golden brown turkey breast! Mmmm. Our Oven Roasted Turkey Breast is tender, juicy and golden brown. It’s a healthy and delicious meal, with simple steps and great results!
- Rinse the turkey breast, pat it dry with paper towels.
- Rub the butter and olive oil evenly over the breast, then sprinkle with salt and pepper and put it breast side up in a roasting pan.
- Place it in a preheated 325 degrees F oven and bake according to the time suggested on the package.
Pro Tip: The internal temperature when fully cooked should reach 165 degrees F, or you can check to see if it’s done by cutting into the thickest part of the meat. If the meat is white (please, no pink here) and the juices run clear, it’s done.
- Remove the turkey breast from the roasting pan and let it rest for about 10 minutes while you make the gravy.
We sliced the turkey, placed it on a pretty platter and served it with mashed potatoes, gravy, dinner rolls and a tossed salad. Most of our guests made open-faced hot turkey sandwiches with the soft rolls and gravy on top, it was a delicious meal!
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Our Oven Roasted Turkey Breast is tender, juicy and golden brown. It's a healthy and delicious meal, with easy steps and amazing results!
- 5.3 pounds turkey breast, frozen and thawed or fresh
- 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Rinse the turkey breast and pat it dry with paper towels.
- Rub the butter and olive oil evenly over the turkey breast. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
Place it breast side up in a roasting pan and bake in a preheated oven according to the instructions on the package.
- Remove it from the roasting pan and let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing. Make the gravy and enjoy!
Our turkey breast was 5.3 lbs and took approximately 3 hours to golden goodness. The internal temperature when fully cooked should reach 165 degrees F, or you can check by cutting into the thickest part of the meat. If the meat is white and the juices run clear, it's done.
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Once you’ve made your golden brown oven roasted turkey breast, save the carcass (it freezes well) and make a yummy turkey soup using my Chicken Soup with Dumplings recipe. Just use the turkey carcass instead of the chicken breasts. If there’s not enough turkey left on the bones (like ours, hey, we were hungry) 🙂 just boil a chicken breast or two with the carcass. We made Turkey Soup with Dumplings the other night and it was amazing, the dumplings just melt in your mouth!
If you look at the nutritional info on turkey, I‘d say it’s a perfect addition to our healthy living recipes this month! Want a light dessert to go with your turkey? Then check out my lower calorie cake tip where you can save about 600 calories, and it tastes great too! I use this tip in my Super Simple Texas Sheet Cake and actually like it better than the homemade recipe. Now there’s a sweet tip for your hips!
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