Perfectly moist and jammed packed with flavor, there is no reason to buy a bigger bird than what you need if you can make the breast taste this good!
how to roast a turkey breast
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Bring all of the brine ingredients to a boil in a large sauce pot, boil for 5 minutes. Shut off heat and cool with ice cubes.
Place turkey in brine and chill in the fridge for at least a day.
When ready to roast the turkey, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Take turkey out of the brine and pat dry with paper towels.
Make compound butter by mixing the room temperature butter with the herbs until fully mixed. Spread the butter all over the turkey breast, on the skin and underneath on the meat. Season with salt and pepper.
Place turkey in a 9x13 baking pan with a cup of water or turkey stock in the bottom to help create steam in the oven. Place turkey in the oven and roast for two hours or until the thickest part of the breast reaches 165 degrees. Halfway through roasting, baste the turkey with the juices on the bottom of the pan and cover with tin foil.
Once turkey is done roasting, let the turkey sit in the pan and baste every 15 minutes or so until the juices have redistributed. Carve the turkey and serve with your favorite side dish.
Roasted Turkey Breast
Amount Per Serving (6 ounces)
Calories 158Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Total Carbohydrates 22g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.