The PERFECT roasted turkey breast that's guaranteed to be moist and flavorful and never dry.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Keyword Comfort Food, Feeds a Crowd, Thanksgiving, Turkey
Prep Time 6hours
Cook Time 1hour
15-7 lbwhole turkey breastdeboned
2 tbspkosher salt
Mix the kosher salt, thyme, sage, onion powder, and orange zest together in a small bowl.
Lie the turkey breast flat on a sheet pan or baking dish that will fit in your refrigerator. Season the turkey breast evenly with the salt and herb mixture being sure to fully cover the turkey on both the skin side and meat side.
Place the turkey, uncovered, in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours and up to 24 hours.
When it's time to roast the turkey, preheat the oven to 375F. Take the turkey breast out of the refrigerator and let it rest for about 30 minutes to bring up to room temperature before cooking. Move the turkey breast to a larger rimmed sheet pan and spread the turkey breast out as flat as possible. Place on the middle rack of the oven and roast until the turkey registers 165F on a probe thermometer. This should take 45 mins to an hour. Check at the 30 minute mark and then every 10-15 minutes after until it reaches temperature.
Remove the turkey breast from the oven and rest it for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving.