How to cook a turkey breast in the oven


Although many may relate the Turkey Baked only with Christmas, the truth is that any day of the year you can roast a tasty turkey breast. And that is lean meat It is very rich and it is also very simple to cook, you just have to bake it wrapping it with aluminum foil. So if you also want to know our recipe, do not miss the article to learn How to cook a turkey breast in the oven.

45 minutes Medium difficulty Ingredients:
  • Turkey breast
  • 2-4 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 clove garlic / minced garlic
  • Fresh herbs
You will need to:
  • Baking mold
  • Foil
  • Meat thermometer (optional)
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The first step to prepare the roasted turkey breast it will be to clean it, removing the excess remains of fat. Likewise, there are those who choose to wash the turkey with water before cooking it, however - just as we do if we wash the chicken - this action can increase the proliferation of bacteria and, therefore, be harmful.


Next, you must prepare the mixture with which you must season the turkey before taking it to the oven. To do this, you must put margarine in a small bowl and add chopped garlic and the chopped herbs that you like: Provencal, thyme, rosemary ... Mix all the ingredients well until you get a homogeneous result, cream type.


Spread the margarine and herb mixture on turkey breast; To enhance the flavor, gently lift the skin of the turkey breast with a wooden spoon and introduce the mixture of herbs between the skin and the chest. Turn it down to spread the mixture over the entire breast.


You almost have your turkey ready to take it to the oven, you just need wrap the breast with aluminum foil, folding the edges to seal the moisture inside. Finally, place it wrapped on the baking sheet or in a baking dish.


With the oven preheated to 250ºC, you should roast turkey breast for 15 minutes per kilo of weight or until well cooked outside and inside. Remember that when opening the foil, you should be very careful not to burn yourself with the steam that will release.


As an accompaniment to the roasted turkey breast, you can choose:

  • Cooked vegetables
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Nut Sauce

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  • To control the indoor temperature without opening the foil, you can insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the breast through the foil.
  • For the turkey breast to brown, uncover 15 minutes before the end of the cooking time and leave it until it has a uniform golden hue.
  • You must be very careful when removing the turkey breast from the oven, the steam can be very hot.