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Roasted Citrus Turkey Breast

Roasted Citrus Turkey Breast created by _Pixie_

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

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directions

  • Thaw the frozen turkey.
  • Rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the parsley, thyme and rosemary.
  • Grate the oranges and lemon peel and set the oranges and lemon aside.
  • Add the peels to the herb mixture and toss until combined.
  • Rub the herb mixture over the skin of the turkey.
  • Place the turkey on a rack in a large roasting pan.
  • Cut the oranges and lemon in half and squeeze their juices over the turkey.
  • Also sprinkle the turkey with the pepper and paprika.
  • Insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the breast.
  • Loosely cover the turkey with foil during roasting to avoid over browning.
  • Roast turkey uncovered, at 325 degrees for 2 1/2 hours or until the thermometer registers 170 degrees to 175 degrees.
  • Baste turkey often with the pan juices.
  • Remove and discard the skin before serving.
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  1. 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.
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  2. _Pixie_
    Roasted Citrus Turkey Breast Created by _Pixie_
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  3. _Pixie_
    Great combo of spices and the turkey was lovely and moist when done. I had a fresh turkey breast instead of a frozen one so it cooked a bit quicker. We really enjoyed this, thanks for posting.
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  4. _Pixie_
    Great combo of spices and the turkey was lovely and moist when done. I had a fresh turkey breast instead of a frozen one so it cooked a bit quicker. We really enjoyed this, thanks for posting.
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  5. Dancer
    This will be our thanksgiving trukey this year. I made this for easter dinner and it was a hit.
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