Juicy and Delicious Turkey Breast
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I’m always looking for a variety of food to cook. My family seems to get bored easily so I try to switch things up. We normally have beef and chicken the most just because it’s easy to cook. I can throw it on the grill or the oven, but turkey is just as easy. I decided to switch things up this past week and I made a turkey breast. My husband loves turkey. A lot of people only seem to have it at the holidays, but you can really have it year round. It’s pretty simple to make and throw in the oven. I love that there is enough for left overs the next day for lunch or even dinner again.
I was telling a few friends that I made a Shady Brook turkey breast and they thought I was taking on a huge cooking project. They didn’t realize how simple it was so I thought I could write it up. I use my own basil I have growing in the garden, but the best part about this is that you can just buy jarred pesto at the grocery store if you don’t want to make it yourself or don’t have time.
- Shady Brook Farms turkey breast
- 1 cup basil
- 2-4 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Chicken broth or white wine.
First, you’ll need to preheat the oven to 325F. I grabbed the basil from my garden and had my helper pick the leaves off for me. I had her do about 1 cup of leaves.
Now you’ll need to use about half the herbs under the skin of of the turkey. You will need to just pull the skin back and rub it on and then lay the skin back on. Rub the rest all over the outside. Pour 1 cup of chicken broth or wine into the bottom of your pan. I love that is has one of those thermometers that pop out when it’s done!
Cook for about 15 minutes per pound and until your meat thermometer says 165. Cook it slowly for the best taste and tenderness.
I’m glad it it looks good for the picture because I totally dropped the pan taking this out of the oven! This is such a great meal and easy. I didn’t even serve this at a meal though. My husband used our electric knife and sliced all the breast so we can use it for sandwiches at lunch, his favorite.
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