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How to Stuff a Turkey Breast With Herbed Butter

How to Stuff a Turkey Breast With Herbed Butter

This stuffed turkey breast recipe stays moist with an extra crispy skin, thanks to a genius, simple herbed butter stuffing.

Here’s how to make the juiciest, most tender, and most flavorful roasted turkey breasts with herb butter you ever enjoyed! This stuffed turkey breast recipe stays moist with an extra crispy skin, thanks to a genius, simple herbed butter stuffing. This is the only roast turkey recipe you will ever need!

Ingredients list for the herb butter

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions

How to Stuff a Turkey breast With Herbed Butter - Here's how to make the juiciest, most tender, and most flavorful roasted turkey with herb butter you ever enjoyed!

1. If you brined your turkey breasts, thoroughly pat it dry to achieve a perfect crispy skin. Place turkey breast in a roasting pan, season thoroughly with salt and pepper, and refrigerate, uncovered for 30 minutes minimum to allow the skin to dry up a bit.

How to Stuff a Turkey breast With Herbed Butter - Here's how to make the juiciest, most tender, and most flavorful roasted turkey with herb butter you ever enjoyed!

2. Chop fresh herbs (oregano, rosemary, and parsley) using a sharp knife.

How to Stuff a Turkey breast With Herbed Butter - Here's how to make the juiciest, most tender, and most flavorful roasted turkey with herb butter you ever enjoyed!

3. Mix all the ingredients for the herb butter in a medium bowl. Let stand at room temperature while turkey is resting in the refrigerator.

How to Stuff a Turkey breast With Herbed Butter - Here's how to make the juiciest, most tender, and most flavorful roasted turkey with herb butter you ever enjoyed!

4. Using your fingers, gently loosen the skin covering each breast by gently running your fingers between the skin and the meat, taking care not to tear the skin. Loosen the skin on the breasts starting at the large cavity end and repeat the same process from the neck end until all the breast skin is loosened.

How to Stuff a Turkey breast With Herbed Butter - Here's how to make the juiciest, most tender, and most flavorful roasted turkey with herb butter you ever enjoyed!

5. Place 2 tablespoons of the softened herbed butter under the skin of each breast and gently press on the skin to spread the butter evenly. Rotate and repeat using 2 additional tablespoons per breast so the entire breast is stuffed with butter under the skin.

How to Stuff a Turkey breast With Herbed Butter - Here's how to make the juiciest, most tender, and most flavorful roasted turkey with herb butter you ever enjoyed!

6. Spread the remaining butter over, and beneath the turkey breast.

How to roast the stuffed turkey breasts

How to Stuff a Turkey breast With Herbed Butter - Here's how to make the juiciest, most tender, and most flavorful roasted turkey with herb butter you ever enjoyed!

1. Remove all oven racks except for one. Set this rack in the next-to-the-lowest position. Preheat your oven to 450ºF (230ºC). 

2. Place turkey breast, breast side up, inside a large roasting pan. Cut a piece of foil big enough to cover the turkey’s breast.

3. Place turkey breast in oven, breast side up. Roast until nicely browned, 20–30 minutes. Apply foil over the turkey breast to cover.

4. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F (180ºC) and return turkey breast to oven, foil securely in place. Do not open oven to baste turkey. Roast until a cooking thermometer registers 161°F (72ºC) for the breast, approximatively 1 to 1 1/2 hours. You can crisp up the skin under the boiler for 2 minutes after removing the foil. Allow to rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes:

  • For a quicker roast turkey recipe, especially if you use only the turkey breast, check this instant pot turkey recipe. We basically precook stuffed turkey breasts in the Instant Pot, then roast for 10 minutes to finish and crisp up the skin. The cooking juices from the Instant Pot serve as a base for the gravy.

How to Stuff a Turkey breast With Herbed Butter - Here's how to make the juiciest, most tender, and most flavorful roasted turkey with herb butter you ever enjoyed!

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