Roasted Turkey Breast With Zesty Dry Rub

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

I wanted to try something different fot Thanksgiving this year and this recipe was a winner! The turkey breast was moist and the flavor was incredible and it make a really good gravy! Oh my. My 7lb. turkey breast was done in 2 hours and 15 minutes. I got this recipe from

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Coat large roasting pan with nonstick vegetable-oil cooking spray.
  3. Rub turkey on all sides and under skin with olive oil and lime juice.
  4. Dry Rub: Mix onion salt, chili powder, dried oregano, cumin, garlic powder, allspice and cayenne in small bowl.
  5. Rub 1 1/2 tablespoons mixture over turkey and under skin.
  6. Roast turkey in the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F on instant-read thermometer.
  7. Remove turkey to a warm place; let stand 10 minutes.
  8. Gravy: Pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings from roasting pan.
  9. Sprinkle flour and 1/2 teaspoon of remaining dry rub over bottom of roasting pan; cook over medium-high heat, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan, for about 1 minute.
  10. Gradually whisk in chicken broth until smooth; cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  11. Strain gravy through sieve into gravy boat; keep warm.
  12. Cut off each 1/2 of the turkey breast from the bone.
  13. Wrap one 1/2 and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 4 months, for later use.
  14. Slice other 1/2 of turkey breast and serve with the gravy, and mashed potatoes, if desired.


Most Helpful

The turkey tasted great with this rub. I rubbed it under the skin then poured a pot of boiling water over it so the skin would shrink up on the turkey and seal it in, then pat dried the outside and rubbed the rest on. I put on a bed of thickly sliced onions and put a can of chicken broth in the bottom. I also basted it twice in the last hour. The turkey was about 7 lbs and it took about 3 1/2 hrs to cook all the way through!

Rollin in the Dough! June 07, 2009

Delicious way to prepare a turkey breast. The meat was super moist and juicy. The spice rub was very tingly, but not too hot. Didn't make the gravy, but I am sure it would be great. Thanks for a great recipe.

ratherbeswimmin' April 04, 2012

I used this recipe on a butterball boneless turkey roast (basically turkey breast tied w/ string.) We all enjoyed it. I didn't get to make the gravy since I didn't have any drippings, so my gravy was made w/ butter instead. I will probably make it again but I might experiment w/ other ways of preparing first.

Smarahcakes January 05, 2012

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