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Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast

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Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast is a great alternative for those who don’t want to roast the whole turkey.  Our herb crusted boneless turkey breast is easy to roast and always turns out juicy, tender and delicious. Perfect for the holidays and special occasions.

Hi friends! Today we’re excited to show you how easy it is to prepare and roast a boneless turkey breast.

You can serve this turkey breast with all the holiday sides, such as our Thanksgiving stuffing, and our best-mashed potato pie. Along with all our other side dishes, we have added them to our site. Be sure to check those out!

Turkey Breast versus the Whole Bird…

We prefer to buy a boneless turkey breast, rather than the whole turkey, especially for Thanksgiving.

It always turns out moist and best tasting!

Let’s face it, most of us tend to throw out unwanted parts of the entire bird, such as the neck, wings, and organs. While others will use some of the meat to make turkey sandwiches or leftover turkey soup for later in the week.

Keep in mind, depending on how many pounds of breast you buy, you will only need a few short hours to roast it, rather than roasting the whole bird for the entire day.

Carved turkey breast on a wood cutting board. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Reasons to buy a Boneless Turkey Breast…

  • it’s all tender meat.
  • no waste.
  • no bones.
  • easy to prep.
  • pantry spices and herbs to flavor the turkey.
  • no dark meat.
  • it roasts in less time than a whole bird.
  • absolutely no mess!
  • no stuffing needed.
  • although it may cost more by the pound, the white meat yield is much greater than buying the whole bird.

A turkey breast carved on a wood carving board. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Where to get a Fresh or Frozen Boneless Turkey Breast?

You can find fresh or frozen boneless turkey breasts at local gourmets markets, such as Whole Foods, or your local butcher shop. They come tied with butcher’s twine and could be vacuum-packed.

…Fresh Turkey Breast:

  • If you prefer a fresh turkey breast roast, it’s best to contact your local butcher shop and reserve one a few weeks before Thanksgiving.
  • Some butcher shops will stock them all year long.

…Frozen Turkey Breast:

  • Nowadays, since they have become more popular, you can find them all year round. They are commonly found frozen in supermarkets.
  • However, for best results, allow the turkey breast to thaw completely, before prepping and roasting.

How Many Pounds Will I Need to buy?

Depending on how many guests you are planning to have for either a dinner or for Thanksgiving, it is best to measure 1/3 of a pound per serving. Therefore, a 2.5 to 3 pounds turkey breast will yield 6-8 servings and will roast about 1 hour and 35 minutes.

If you plan to have a larger group, then 4 to 5 pounds will yield about 8 to 10 servings and will require about 2 hours and 30 minutes to roast, or until the meat thermometer pops out, or it registers at 165 F.

How to Prepare a Boneless Turkey Breast? (*full recipe card below!)

For this recipe, the prep work is very simple and requires only a few ingredients. Vegetables, dried seasonings, and orange juice are what make this roasted boneless turkey breast very tasty!

  1. If Frozen: for best results, let the breast thaw completely, and you can thaw for up to two days in the refrigerator.
  2. The DAY you plan to Roast: Remove the breast from the refrigerator at least one to 2 hours before roasting. Allow it to sit in its packaging while it warms up to room temperature.
  3. Then remove the breast from it’s packaging and give it a quick rinse.
  4. Next, place the breast in a large foil tray, a 10 x 12-inch foil tray or roasting pan.
  5. Toss chopped vegetables around the breast.
  6. To flavor the breast, scatter with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and herbs de provence.
  7. Place a few slices of butter across the top. Then drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil over the breast.
  8. Last Step: Pour the orange juice around the breast.
Two photos of raw turkey breast in a silver baking tray. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Ok, Now We Can Get Started!

What you’ll need for this recipe:

You’ll be happy to know, most of the ingredients for this recipe are pantry staples. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 4.5 or 5-pound boneless turkey breast
  • 1 large onion – coarsely chopped
  • 3 celery stalks – coarsely chopped
  • 1 large carrot – peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. herbs de Provence
  • 1/2 tsp, kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp. butter – sliced
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

How to Roast a Boneless Turkey Breast

  • 1. First, it’s a good idea to buy a large foil roasting pan, (about a 10 x 12-inch size) to roast the breast in because the foil tray is disposable and it makes clean up easier. Or wrap your roasting pan with foil for easy clean-up.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160C).
  • 3. Prepare the breast inside the roasting pan. Sprinkle seasonings, toss chopped vegetables around the breast, top with butter and olive oil. Then pour orange juice around the breast.
  • 4. Next, transfer it to the center rack in the oven.
  • 5. Roast, uncovered, for approximately 15 to 20 minutes per pound, or until the pop-up thermometer pops out. The breast should be golden, brown. If the skin begins to become too dark, you may tent with foil during roasting.
  • 6. Remove from oven and cover with foil. This will keep the roast warm, and moist before slicing.
  • 7. Allow the breast to rest, covered, and for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

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Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast happens to be a family favorite!

Your family and friends will enjoy this delicious-tasting turkey roast. A few Thanksgiving and healthy side dishes will complement your festive dinner. Don’t forget to serve it with your favorite turkey gravy or brown gravy and maybe some creamy mashed potatoes and some cranberry sauce. It’s a great recipe!

Best of all, it’s an easy clean-up! ๐Ÿ™‚

ENJOY!!

Finally, Additional Delicious Sides to Serve…

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast

Carving a turkey breast on a wooden cutting board. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast is a great alternative for those who don't want to roast the whole turkey.ย  Boneless turkey breast always turns out moist and delicious tasting every time!

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4.5 or 5-pound boneless turkey breast
  • 1 large onion - coarsely chopped
  • 3 stalks of celery - coarsely chopped
  • 1 large carrot - peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbps. herbs de Provence
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp. butter - sliced
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 (10x 12-inch) foil roasting pan.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160C).
  2. Remove the breast from its packaging and give it a quick rinse.
  3. Using a foil roasting pan, lay the breast face down inside the roasting pan.
  4. Spread the chopped vegetables around the turkey breast.
  5. Scatter with salt, garlic powder, and Herbs de Provence over the breast.
  6. Top with slices of butter. Then drizzle with olive oil over the breast.
  7. Pour the orange juice around the breast.
  8. Transfer to the middle rack in the oven.
  9. Roast for approximately 15 to 20 minutes per pound, or until the pop-up thermometer pops out, ( or meat thermometer reads 165F.) The breast should be golden brown. If the skin begins to become too dark, you may tent with foil during roasting.
  10. Remove from oven, and cover with foil. Allow the breast to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
  11. Slice and serve immediately,

Notes

The time for roasting is an estimate and will depend on the weight of the breast and on the oven you use. All ovens will vary, so keep an eye on them while roasting.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 to 10 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 26.1gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 122mgCarbohydrates: 6.7gFiber: .8gSugar: 4.8gProtein: 40.7g

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Susan
    November 4, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    This is a great idea and it does look delicious! I can just taste the turkey sandwiches with the leftovers. My family insists on a whole bird so they can have a little light and a little dark meat ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      November 4, 2021 at 7:35 pm

      Hi Susan, I’m glad to hear that. In the past, we have enjoyed a whole bird as well, but these past few years, we prefer the breast. Thanks so much. xo

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