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Updated: Nov 17, 2020

When you cooked Honey Roasted Turkey Breast and then rub with a sweet honey glaze sauce, a bone-in turkey breast is transformed into a surprisingly juicy, flavorful cut of white meat.

This is a great way to go if you are hosting a smaller crowd for Thanksgiving? Not a fan of dark meat? Make this Honey Turkey Breast instead of a full turkey. This turkey breast is great for sandwiches a better alternative then store - bought turkey breast and healthier not as much sodium then a store bought turkey.

The recipe will also gives the turkey a deeply golden-brown and crisp skin, and the slightly sweet flavor pairs so well with the mild flavor of the turkey. It makes it so scrumptious and beautiful!


5-7 pound turkey breast

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoon organic honey

1 stick of butter

2 teaspoon rosemary, fresh

2 teaspoon thyme, fresh

1 teaspoon sage, fresh

salt and pepper

How to Prepare:

  1. Combine all ingredients together. Rub all over the turkey breast. Heat oven to 350ºF. Place turkey, skin side up, on rack in large shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of breast and does not touch bone. Roast uncovered 1 hour.

  2. When done, I allow meat to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

Tips for Roasting Honey Turkey Breast:

  • Let's talk turkey: Typically, turkey breasts are sold with skin on and the bone in. This is perfect, as the bone creates more flavor during the roasting. So opt for bone-in.

  • Use a meat thermometer: I always recommend using a digital thermometer when roasting any kind of meat. That way there is no guessing. You should insert the probe into the thickest part of the meat, and once it registers 165°, you're good to go.

  • Prepare ahead for easy roast turkey breasts: You can season your turkey breasts even a couple of days in advance of when you plan of roasting and serving. Just wrap each breast very well and keep refrigerated. When you are ready to roast, allow the turkey .

  • Other Recipe Options: you this not just for Thanksgiving dinner but as well, for sandwiches, turkey pot pie , turkey soup to name a few.

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