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Whole roasted turkey on a white plate with a fork

Roasted Whole Tureky Breast with Herbs

Course: American
Cuisine: Entree
Keyword: Roasted, Turkey
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
This roasted whole herb turkey breast with herbs is wonderful. Perfect for weekday dinners, sandwiches, and the best-ever Monte Cristo sandwich you'll ever have.
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  • 1 whole bone-in turkey breast ranging from 3 to 6 lbs
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp fresh sage chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp quality olive oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock


  • Pre-heat the oven to 325 F.
  • Place the turkey breast, skin side up, on a rack in a roasting pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic, mustard, fresh herbs, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice to make a paste.
  • Loosen the skin from the meat with your fingers and then smear half of the paste directly on the meat.
  • Spread the remaining paste evenly on the skin.
  • Pour the wine and chicken stock in the bottom of the roasting pan.
  • Roast the turkey for about 1.5 hours to 2 hours (depending on weight), until the skin is a golden brown and an instant-read thermometer reads 165 F when inserted into the meatiest part of the breast.
  • If the skin gets to brown, cover loosely with foil.
  • When the turkey is done, cover with foil and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Slice and serve with the pan juices pan over the tureky