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Roast Turkey Breast with Herb Butter

Roast Turkey Breast with Herb Butter


  • 6 sprigs thyme, leaves removed

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 1 stick butter, softened

  • Salt and black pepper

  • 2 boneless, skin-on turkey breasts (about 5 pounds each)

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)


Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

In a medium size bowl, mix together the thyme, lemon zest, softened butter, salt and pepper. Set aside until ready to use.

Loosen the skin of the turkey breasts by gently working your hand between the skin and the meat. Rub the herb butter under the skin, season the outside with salt and pepper and transfer to a roasting pan fitted with a rack. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons EVOO and transfer to the oven. Roast until deep golden brown and cooked through, 45-50 minutes.