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Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Sep 4, 2021
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Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter
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Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter - An epic Thanksgiving holiday meal loaded with flavor and a super juicy meat.

Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe with Garlic Herb Butter – An epic Thanksgiving holiday meal! This easy roast turkey breast is juicy, tender, with extra crispy skin. Garlic herb butter is smeared under the skin so it drips down and bastes the turkey breasts while roastings. You end up with a turkey breast loaded with flavor and super juicy meat. This is the only roasted turkey recipe you will ever need!

Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter - An epic Thanksgiving holiday meal loaded with flavor and a super juicy meat. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients list for the roasted turkey breast recipe

The turkey breast

The garlic herb butter turkey

Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter - An epic Thanksgiving holiday meal loaded with flavor and a super juicy meat. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter - An epic Thanksgiving holiday meal loaded with flavor and a super juicy meat. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter - An epic Thanksgiving holiday meal loaded with flavor and a super juicy meat. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter - An epic Thanksgiving holiday meal loaded with flavor and a super juicy meat. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter - An epic Thanksgiving holiday meal loaded with flavor and a super juicy meat. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter - An epic Thanksgiving holiday meal loaded with flavor and a super juicy meat. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

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Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter - An epic Thanksgiving holiday meal loaded with flavor and a super juicy meat. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. How to make this Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter? Remove all oven racks except for one. Set this rack in the next-to-the-lowest position. Preheat your oven to 450ºF (230ºC).

2. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the turkey herb butter. Using your fingers, gently loosen the skin covering each turkey breast by gently running your fingers between the skin and the turkey meat, taking care not to tear the skin. Place herbed butter under the skin and gently press on the skin to spread the herb butter evenly. Repeat on the other side so the entire turkey breast is stuffed with herb butter under the skin. Spread the remaining herb butter over, and beneath the turkey breast. 

3. Place turkey breast, breast side up, inside a large roasting pan. Cut a piece of foil big enough to cover the turkey’s breast. Arrange quartered onion, garlic and rosemary around the turkey. Season the garnish with salt and pepper.

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

5. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F (180ºC) and return turkey breast to oven, foil securely in place. Do not open oven to baste the turkey breast. Roast until a cooking thermometer registers 161°F (72ºC), approximatively 1 hour to 1 hour and half. When nearly done, you can remove the foil and crisp up the skin under the broiler for 2 minutes. Allow the roasted turkey breast to rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing and serving. Transfer the turkey breast to a serving dish and garnish with fresh rosemary, the quartered onion, roasted garlic, and quartered pomegranate. Enjoy!

Tips for the roasted turkey breast recipe

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 under the broiler. The cooking juices from the Instant Pot serve as a base for the gravy.

How to cut a turkey breast

Place both halves of the turkey breast skin-side up on your cutting board. With a sharp knife, slice them against the grain at a slight angle into pieces about a quarter of an inch thick. Use a long, sharp carving knife to slice the turkey breasts. A short, dull blade will take you longer, shred the meat, and increase your chance of hurting yourself.

How and how long to keep the roasted turkey leftovers?

These turkey breasts roasted in the oven will keep in the refrigerator for 3 days in an airtight container. Reheat in the oven, on the stove, or in the microwave.

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