Citrus and Herb Roast Turkey Breast

Total Time
2hrs 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 15 mins

A little different from most roast turkey recipes -- a great recipe for any special occasion. If you don't have reisling wine, any good white wine can be used.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle turkey breast evenly with salt and pepper.
  2. Stir together butter, rosemary, and sage. Loosen skin from turkey without detaching it; spread butter mixture under skin. Arrange one-fourth of orange and lemon slices over butter mixture. Gently pull skin over fruit. Coat with cooking spray. Place turkey in an aluminum foil-lined baking pan coated with cooking spray. Place onion and remaining orange and lemon slices in pan. Drizzle with wine.
  3. Bake at 325° for 2 hours and 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 170°, basting every 30 minutes.
  4. Cover loosely with aluminum foil coated with cooking spray to prevent excessive browning after 1 hour and 30 minutes, if necessary.
Most Helpful

I made this recipe for Thankgiving this year (2009) and it was delicious. The turkey was so moist. It was a big hit. I made it exactly like the recipe, with no changes. Thank you!

Dover Pam December 01, 2009

I loved this recipe! I made it without the wine, just roasted it and added 4 TBSP of chopped parsley to the rosemary and sage. Hubby said it was the best turkey ever!!

Gr8full One August 28, 2007

I love citrus, I love herbs - not so keen on turkey breast, but this turned out well. I did brine the breast in a simple brine for about 5 hrs. (5 lb. breast). I did not add any additional salt, and used only one lemon and one orange, as my breast was smaller, and forgot to put in the onion. Next time I will not use all the lemon, as we found the juices just a little too lemony, needed a bit more of orange to balance. I also used olive oil instead of vegetable spray. I will make this again, but will want to tweak the proportions a bit.

duonyte November 23, 2006