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Oven Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe

  • Author: Veronika's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 100 minutes
  • Total Time: 120 minutes
  • Yield: 8 people 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Oven Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe is a perfect traditional meal for Thanksgiving. This perfectly cooked turkey, topped with butter and herbs, has a beautiful crispy skin and juicy meat.



  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 boneless skin on turkey breast, 4-5 pounds


  1. Preheat the oven to 325˚F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, put together softened unsalted butter, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder. Using a fork, mix it all together until the seasoning is evenly distributed.
  3. NOTE: For thyme and oregano, you can use either dried or fresh leaves. If you are using fresh leaves, just finely chop them before adding to the butter.
  4. Then when the turkey breast is defrosted, rinse and pat dry the meat.
  5. Rub salt evenly all over the turkey.
  6. Using the back of a spoon of fingers, carefully lift the skin from the turkey breast and spread 1/2 of the butter mixture inside. Use the rest of the butter/herb mixture and spread it on top of the skin, the sides, and the bottom of the meat.
  7. Place the turkey in a baking pan with skin side up.
  8. Place the baking pan with turkey on a lower rack of the oven and bake for about 90-100 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 170-175˚F.
  9. NOTE: I like to rotate the pan and pour the pan juices over the turkey a few times while the turkey is cooking. That will help the meat to cook evenly and stay juicy.


Cooking Time. This is a tricky question because they are so many variables in roasting the meat (like oven temperature, how much the turkey weighs, how cold the turkey is, etc). For boneless skin-on turkey breast, 4-5 pounds, that is fully thawed, it takes between 1 ½ to 2 hours while baking at 325˚F. The most important is the internal temperature should reach 170-175˚F.

Cooking Temperature. I found that 325˚F works the best for this recipe. It allows the turkey to slow roast in the oven, while making the skin crispy and the meat tender and juicy.

Keeping Turkey Moist. I like to baste the turkey with pan juices 4-5 times while its cooking. It helps the meat to stay juicy.

Resting Time. After the turkey breast is cooked, take it out of the oven, place on a counter, loosely cover with foil and let it rest for 15-20 minutes. It will help the juices evenly distribute throughout the meat.

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