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Best Brined Turkey Breast

You've heard about brined turkey, now give it a try. This turkey breast is flavorful, moist and delicious!

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 14 hr 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

9
cups water
3/4
cup salt
1/2
cup sugar
1
bone-in whole turkey breast (4 to 6 pounds), thawed if frozen
1
onion, cut into eighths
2
fresh rosemary sprigs
4
fresh thyme sprigs
3
dried bay leaves
6
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/4
cup dry white wine or Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In 6-quart container or stockpot, mix water, salt and sugar; stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Add turkey. Cover; refrigerate at least 12 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2 Heat oven to 325ºF. Remove turkey from brine, rinse thoroughly under cool running water and pat dry.
  • 3 Place onion on center of rack in large shallow roasting pan; top with rosemary, thyme and bay leaves. Place turkey, skin side up, over onion and herbs.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix butter and wine. Soak 16-inch square of cheesecloth in butter mixture until completely saturated; cover turkey completely with cheesecloth. Roast 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 5 Remove cheesecloth. Place onion and herbs in pan with drippings if using drippings to make gravy (or discard). Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of turkey and does not touch bone. Turn turkey skin side down. Roast 30 to 60 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 165ºF.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Brining is the process of immersing a turkey in a saltwater bath overnight, which draws water into the cells of the turkey so it stays juicy when cooked.

If you don’t have cheesecloth, you can baste the turkey with the butter and wine mixture after about an hour of baking and every 30 minutes after that until the turkey is done.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
180 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20 g
20 %
(Saturated Fat
9 g,
9 %
),
Cholesterol
140 mg
140 %;
Sodium
600 mg
600 %;
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
1 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
43 g
43 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
6 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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