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Roast Turkey Breast With Herbs

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  Turkey breast 5 Pound, thawed, if frozen (1 Breast)
  Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Dried sage 1 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Minced parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted (1 Stick)

1. Preheat the oven to 475°F. Rinse the turkey breast and pat it dry with paper toweling. Sprinkle the thyme, sage, parsley, salt, and pepper over the breast. Brush the top all over with the butter.
2. Place the breast, skin side up, on a rack in a 13"x9"x2" roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer, if you have one, into the thickest part of the breast and roast, uncovered, for 30 minutes, basting occasionally with the pan juices.
3. Reduce the heat to 425°F, and continue to roast, uncovered, for 30 more minutes. Check to see if the breast is browning too much. If it is, cover it loosely with aluminum foil. Roast 15 minutes longer, or until the thermometer registers 180°F to 185°F.
4. Remove from the oven and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before carving.

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4409 Calories from Fat 2249

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 252 g387.3%

Saturated Fat 101.6 g508.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1716.2 mg572.1%

Sodium 1855.2 mg77.3%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g2.9%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20.1%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 499 g998.8%

Vitamin A 119.2% Vitamin C 73.6%

Calcium 54.3% Iron 204.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Roast Turkey Breast With Herbs Recipe