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Roasted Turkey Breast

If you think a roasted turkey dinner is an all-day affair, or one better served for large groups of people, guess again. Check out my video on how to make roasted turkey breast.
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Turkey breast with bones 2 Pound (0.5 Bird)
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 4 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock 1 Can (10 oz)
  Dry white wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Herbs 1 Tablespoon

Create a pocket in the turkey by loosening it's skin.
Underneath the skin, smear unsalted butter.
Season with salt and pepper.
Flip turkey. Season with salt and pepper.
Put olive oil in a skillet.
Place turkey breast in the skillet skin side down.
Cover with a lid. Cook for 5 minutes.
Transfer the breast skin side up to a rack that has been placed on top of a baking sheet.
Put the baking sheet in a preheated 325 degrees F oven for 50-60 minutes.
Put a sauce pot on medium-low flame.
Add butter to the pot.
Add all-purpose flour to the pot, stir well.
Cook for a couple of minutes. Whisk continuously.
Remove the pot from heat.
Add 1/2 can chicken stock to the pot, whisk vigorously.
Heat again. Whisk continuously.
Add dry white wine and remaining chicken stock.
Add herbs. Season with salt and pepper.
Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the sauce thickens.
Let turkey rest for 5-10 minutes.
Serve with sauce. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
If you think that making roasted turkey is an all-day affair, you are in for a big surprise. Kirk Leins tells you how to roast perfect turkey breast in a matter of few hours. No fancy gravy, no exotic gravy — just pure and simple roasting. Try this no-frills recipe at home and treat yourself to luscious roasted Turkey during the holiday season.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 747 Calories from Fat 412

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g71.4%

Saturated Fat 17.7 g88.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 197.9 mg66%

Sodium 337.2 mg14.1%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.52 g2.1%

Sugars 1.8 g

Protein 53 g106.6%

Vitamin A 12.8% Vitamin C 0.85%

Calcium 4.7% Iron 21.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe Video