Savory Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

March 27, 2012

If you are a reader of my blog,  I hope you didn’t notice that this isn’t a vegetable:)  I tried, I really did to be a vegetarian.  I did last about two weeks though.  I think a had a couple dreams about a big juicy steak.  I guess if you are a vegetarian there are a lot of factors that cause you to evolve into a non meat eating person.  I do get it.  I just don’t let my mind go there!  I am who I am!

I also have a great relationship with my butcher, and I missed him:)  He carries these boneless turkey breasts in different marinades.  I love making these, because there are always leftovers for me to pick at the next day.  I went over there yesterday and decided to get a plain boneless turkey breast and add my own special touch.  The outcome was delicious!

Savory Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
Marinade Mix olive oil, garlic cloves, lemon juice, grated lemon rind, thyme, oregano and salt and pepper to bowl. Mix well.
  • Recipe
  • 1 5- 5.5 pound boneless turkey breast
  • ½ cup good quality olive oil
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lemon ( grated rind and juice)
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable broth
  1. See below...


Put turkey breast into large ziploc bag, pour marinade over top and with your hands message marinade all over getting into all crevasses.  Try to get all the air out of the bag as you close it so the marinade is surrounding the turkey breast.  I had mine marinating for 5 hours, the longer the better.

Take the turkey out of the fridge 45 minutes or so before ready to cook, and preheat you oven to 350 degrees.  Use a heavy roasting pan that is equipped with a rack.  Cover the bottom of the pan with vegetable broth.

Make sure when you lay your breast down you pour all the yummy flavorings from the bag over top.
Bake at 350 degrees intil internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.  Mine took about two hours.



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