Roasted Citrus Turkey Breast

READY IN: 3hrs
Recipe by Dancer

This will be our thanksgiving trukey this year. I made this for easter dinner and it was a hit.

Top Review by 86This

I made this for a dinner party and it was pretty good. It looked wonderful when it came out of the oven but next time I would use less orange juice and more lemon as that's just more to my liking. I also added some onions in the bottom of the roasting pan and then thickened the drippings with a bit of cornstarch and served it as a kind of au jus along side the turkey. I will try again but use less orange juice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thaw the frozen turkey.
  2. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the parsley, thyme and rosemary.
  4. Grate the oranges and lemon peel and set the oranges and lemon aside.
  5. Add the peels to the herb mixture and toss until combined.
  6. Rub the herb mixture over the skin of the turkey.
  7. Place the turkey on a rack in a large roasting pan.
  8. Cut the oranges and lemon in half and squeeze their juices over the turkey.
  9. Also sprinkle the turkey with the pepper and paprika.
  10. Insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the breast.
  11. Loosely cover the turkey with foil during roasting to avoid over browning.
  12. Roast turkey uncovered, at 325 degrees for 2 1/2 hours or until the thermometer registers 170 degrees to 175 degrees.
  13. Baste turkey often with the pan juices.
  14. Remove and discard the skin before serving.

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