Best Brined Turkey Breast

Recipe by ratherbeswimmin
READY IN: 2hrs 40mins




  • Mix water, salt, and sugar in a 6-quart container or stockpot, stir until sugar and salt are dissolved.
  • Add turkey.
  • Cover ; refrigerate at least 12 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Remove turkey from brine, rinse thoroughly under cool running water and pat dry.
  • Place turkey, breast side up, on rack in large shallow roasting pan.
  • Fill cavity with onion, rosemary, thyme, and bay leaves.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over turkey.
  • Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of turkey and does not touch bone.
  • Mix butter and wine.
  • Soak 16-inch square of cheesecloth in butter mixture until completely saturated; cover turkey completely with cheesecloth.
  • Roast 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Remove cheesecloth.
  • Remove onion and herbs from turkey, but leave in pan.
  • Bake 30-60 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 165° and juice of turkey is no longer pink when center is cut.