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Roasted Turkey Breast With Herbs Recipe
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Roasted Turkey Breast With Herbs

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"I created this recipe from a few other recipes I enjoyed. It's not as large as making a full turkey but just as enjoyable. Drippings make GREAT gravy!"

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Original recipe makes 1 whole turkey breast Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Loosen the skin from the meat of the turkey breast.
  3. Place the turkey breast into a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven with a lid and pour chicken stock over the meat. Mix melted butter with chicken bouillon granules, sage, savory, rosemary, and thyme in a bowl. Lift the loosened skin and pour slightly more than half the butter-herb mixture under the skin. Pour remaining herb mixture over the skin. Cover the pot.
  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 3 hours; flip turkey breast over and roast 1 more hour; flip again and roast until the juices run clear and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast, not touching bone, reads 180 degrees F (80 degrees C), 1 additional hour (5 hours in all). Baste turkey with pan drippings and let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
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Nov 08, 2013

This recipe is excellent if you DON'T cook it for 5 HOURS. I cooked a 9 pound turkey breast using this recipe but using the following cooking directions and it came out very juicy and delicious: Roast in the preheated oven for 3 hours; or until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast, not touching bone, reads 165 degrees F. Baste turkey with pan drippings and let stand 10-15 minutes before carving.

Jun 23, 2013

I used a half turkey breast with bone weighing about 3 pounds (Trader Joe's), so I adjusted the sauce accordingly. I didn't have the heart to flip the breast over halfway through because it would have soaked off all the wonderful herbs on the top of the turkey---I just added a little more to the sauce at that point. I think the cooking time was off because I would not cook turkey to 180 degrees, but rather the new time of around 165. This would be a good way to fix a little more turkey at Thanksgiving time without doing a whole bird. If you were going to serve this with mashed potatoes, you would perhaps want to have a little more of the gravy! Thanks for a nice meal!

Sep 09, 2013

I had my doubts about 5 hours of cook time and was I ever right. I took it out after 4 hours and it fell off the bone. I am not going to have to worry about de-boning it! It was also quite dry. I am sorry I didn't check the internal temperature after 3 hours max.

Sep 22, 2014

Made this tonight, smelled like Thanksgiving! Used Turkey stock instead of chicken broth, added a thinly sliced habanero pepper to the butter mixture, 9 lb bone in breast, roasted covered in a Dutch oven 3 hours at 350 and it was perfect! Stuffing, gravy, fresh zucchini and yellow squash sautéed in a little water!! Yum :)

Apr 06, 2014

I had a 4.5 lb turkey breast, and cooked covered for 1.5 hours, and another half hour uncovered and it was perfect. Also, I didnt turn it over, didnt see a need.


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  • Calories
  • 386 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 126 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 58.6 g
  • 117%
  • Sodium
  • 1234 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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