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Garlic and Lemon Roasted Turkey Breast

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Garlic and Lemon Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Tangy citrus tones down the strong garlic flavor in a rub, resulting in mouthwatering slices of turkey.
Updated Dec 11, 2009

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 5- to 6-lb bone-in whole turkey breast
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Steps

  • 1
    In small bowl, mix garlic, lemon peel, parsley, salt and pepper. Using fingers, gently loosen skin covering turkey breast. Spread garlic-lemon mixture under the skin. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 8 hours.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 325°F. On rack in shallow roasting pan, place turkey breast. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of breast and does not touch bone. Brush turkey with butter.
  • 3
    Roast uncovered 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes or until thermometer reads 170°F.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Garnish the serving platter with sprigs of fresh parsley and twists of fresh lemon.

Nutrition

370 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 54g Protein, 0g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
155mg
51%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Potassium
370mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
54g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 7 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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