Cooking a full turkey breast can be time-consuming but this bone-in half turkey breast is perfect for two!
This turkey keeps its moisture by starting of roasting the dish at a high temperature to get the skin crispy and brown (yummm) and then continue cooking at a lower temperature to lock in that moisture.
What makes this turkey extra tasty is the herb butter that you rub over the turkey and under the skin.
For best results continually monitor the internal temperature to avoid drying the turkey out. Serve with your favorite side!
Roasted Turkey Breast
- 2 lb bone in turkey breast I used a half breast
- 3 Tbsp softened butter I used Earth Balance Butter which is already pretty soft
- 2 tsp minced garlic I use frozen Crushed Garlic by Dorot
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary leaves finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
- 1 tsp salt optional
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- rosemary sprigs for garnish optional
- cooking spray I used avocado oil
- Preheat the oven to 450° F. Coat the bottom of a baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a bowl, stir together butter, garlic, chopped rosemary, parsley, salt and pepper.
- Loosen the skin of the turkey breast and spread half of the herb butter under the skin and the other half on top of the skin. Add a few sprigs of rosemary in the baking dish around turkey for additional flavor (optional).
- Begin roasting turkey at 450° F for 15-20 minutes until skin has started to brown.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350° F for 60 mins or so (varies with each oven). Occasionally baste turkey with pan juices.
- When turkey registers 160° F in the thickest part of the meat, pull from oven.
- Cover turkey with tin foil and let it sit for 5 mins or until internal temperature registers 165°F.
- Garnish with rosemary sprigs (optional) and serve.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18.4g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 11g||55%|
|Total Carbohydrate 1.6g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.5g||2%|
|Total Sugars 0.1g|
|Vitamin D 12mcg||60%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|