Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

360 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofIna Garten

Total: 2 hr 40 min Prep: 25 min Cook: 2 hr

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole bone-in turkey breast, 6 1/2 to 7 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup dry white wine

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Place the turkey breast, skin side up, on a rack in a roasting pan.

  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic, mustard, herbs, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice to make a paste. Loosen the skin from the meat gently with your fingers and smear half of the paste directly on the meat. Spread the remaining paste evenly on the skin. Pour the wine into the bottom of the roasting pan.

  • Roast the turkey for 1 3/4 to 2 hours, until the skin is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F when inserted into the thickest and meatiest areas of the breast. (I test in several places.) If the skin is over-browning, cover the breast loosely with aluminum foil. When the turkey is done, cover with foil and allow it to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Slice and serve with the pan juices spooned over the turkey.

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360 Ratings

Aunt Karen
This turkey breast came out so juicy and flavorful it was RIDICULOUS!!  Everyone loved it. Thank you, Ina, for such a wonderfully easy and yummy recipe!  I truly could have sat and ate the entire thing.  Followed the recipe pretty much to the letter.  Didn't have any sage so left that out.  A major success for me was not overcooking the bird!!  I think I found my new goto meal for entertaining. See All Reviews Post Review

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