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Garlic and Lemon Roasted Turkey Breast

Tangy citrus tones down the strong garlic flavor in a rub, resulting in mouthwatering slices of turkey.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 3 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8
 

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

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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.
  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

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

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
155mg
155%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
54g
54%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
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 Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.