Thyme-Roasted Turkey Breast

Thyme-Roasted Turkey Breast

When you want the height of flavor but don't want to fool with a whole bird, roast a turkey breast. Basted with a thyme and apple juice sauce, this one's moist and full of flavor.

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bone-in whole turkey breast (4 1/4 to 5 lb), thawed if frozen
cup apple juice or dry white wine
tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
teaspoon paprika
teaspoon salt
cloves garlic, finely chopped
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. On rack in large shallow roasting pan, place turkey breast, skin side up. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of breast and does not touch bone.
  2. Roast uncovered 30 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Brush one-third of apple juice mixture over turkey.
  4. Roast 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes longer, brushing generously with apple juice mixture every 30 minutes, until thermometer reads at least 165°F. Cover with foil; let stand 15 minutes for easiest carving.
Makes 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Let's Talk Turkey
Turkey breast is a lean protein that supplies amino acids that give structure to the body in skin, cell membranes and muscles.
Technique Tip
The resting time after roasting allows the meat to firm up, so it’s easier to carve into smooth, uniform slices.
Did You Know?
Nutrition for this recipe was calculated without the skin. By not eating the turkey skin, you've avoided an additional 60 calories and 7g of total fat!
Gluten-Free Foods
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Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 200
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 29g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 4 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.