Orange-Spice Rubbed Roasted Turkey Breast

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins

This recipe is courtesy of Diabetes and Heart Healthy Cookbook published by American Heart Association. The aroma of this aromatic spice rubbed turkey, fortells of a wonderful dining experience. Don't just save this for the holidays but serve it year round.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray a roasting pan and baking rack with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the spices.
  4. Using your fingertips, loosen the skin from the turkey breast and rub the spice mixture evenly over the breast.
  5. Cover it with the skin, place the turkey on the rack in the roasting pan, and insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part making sure it doesn't touch the bone.
  6. Roast, uncovered, for meat thermometer 170 degrees, approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  7. Let the turkey stand for 15 minutes; remove the skin and any visible fat.
  8. Slice the turkey and enjoy.
Most Helpful

This was really good. I was a little sceptical about the sweet spices, but it really complimented the turkey. I cooked mine in the crock pot, 1 hour on high and about 6 hours on low. Perfect.

MsSally July 23, 2007

This is the first time I've rubbed seasonings under the skin of a turkey breast, but now that I've done it [& since I usually do not slice the skin along with the meat], it seems like the logical way to do it! Very, very nice tasting! Don't know if it made any difference in the moisture of the meat, but for the 1st hour I roasted it skin-side down, then turned it over for the rest of the roasting time. I also used 2 tablespoons of orange zest! Very nice, & thanks for sharing!

Sydney Mike February 27, 2007