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Are you ready to elevate your cooking skills and impress your family and friends with a delicious and simple roast? Look no further! Today, I’ll be sharing with you the recipe for a mouthwatering Simple Oven Roasted Turkey Breast that will leave everyone asking for seconds.
Preparing the Turkey Breast
First things first, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. This ensures that the turkey breast cooks evenly and locks in all the flavors. Place the turkey breast, skin side up, onto a rack in a roasting pan. No roasting pan? No problem! A lightly greased 9×13 pan will work just as well.
Creating the Flavorful Spice Mixture
Now, let’s get started on the spice mixture that will take your turkey breast to the next level. In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 teaspoons each of paprika, dried oregano, dried rosemary, salt, and 1 teaspoon each of black pepper, dried thyme, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix it all together until it forms a paste-like consistency.
Infusing Flavor and Moisture
To ensure that every bite is bursting with flavor, gently loosen the skin of the turkey breast with your fingers. This step allows us to spread the spice mixture directly onto the meat and gives the skin a delightful crispiness. Carefully spoon some of the spice mixture underneath the skin, covering as much meat as possible. Rub any remaining mixture on the outside of the skin for an extra kick of flavor.
Cooking to Perfection
It’s time to let the oven work its magic! Roast the turkey breast in the preheated 375-degree oven for approximately 20 minutes per pound. However, to be absolutely certain, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Once it reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit, remove it from the oven and let it rest until it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This resting period allows the juices to redistribute and guarantees a tender and succulent turkey breast.
To Baste or Not to Baste?
Many chefs debate whether basting is necessary, and here’s my take on it – keep that oven door closed! Opening it repeatedly can cause heat to escape and prolong the cooking time. Instead, let the turkey breast roast undisturbed. If the skin starts to crisp up too much, simply cover it loosely with aluminum foil. Trust me, this method will give you a juicy and flavorful turkey breast every time.
Serve and Enjoy!
After the resting period, it’s finally time to gather your loved ones and indulge in your culinary masterpiece. The delicious aroma filling the air will be hard to resist! For the full written recipe, check out the video description. Don’t forget to subscribe, like, and follow for more mouthwatering recipes that you can easily recreate in your own kitchen.
So, what are you waiting for? Head to your kitchen, gather your ingredients, and let the flavors of this Simple Oven Roasted Turkey Breast take center stage. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned cook, this recipe will surely become a favorite in your household. Happy cooking!
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