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.

Turkey Pin

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.

turkey2Next, I threw in 3 garlic gloves and the basil into my mini food processor.  I added salt and pepper to taste.  I poured in enough oil to make it blend nicely, just a few tablespoons.

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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54 Responses

  1. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to make a turkey breast with all the sides.

  2. Candie L says:

    I love turkey with stuffing. Thank you

  3. Shannon Baas says:

    hot turkey salad sandwiches.

  4. ioana c. says:

    Turkey breast with all the sides!! That time of the year is coming!!

  5. mike says:

    Turkey sandwiches of course.

  6. Becky says:

    This would be a great idea for our Turkey dinner at Thanksgiving or Christmas as I LOVE basil! Thanks for the great idea.

  7. Aaron says:

    I would make mashed potatoes with my turkey!

  8. LOL! I love that you said you dropped the pan…totally something I would do! This looks yummy!

  9. Linda Lansford says:

    I will make sandwiches

  10. chris z says:

    a turkey sandwich

  11. Donna L says:

    I would make an whole turkey with baked potatoes and cauliflower.

  12. Sheila K. says:

    Turkey & cheese subs for everyone!

  13. al says:

    Turkey with cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes!

  14. Denise S says:

    I’d make stuffing and mashed potatoes.

  15. Liberty says:

    I love to make turkey wraps for packed lunches!

  16. laura ari says:

    I’d make a Sunday night roast turkey dinner.

  17. melissa Resnick says:

    roast turkey dinner.

  18. Wendy Pesce says:

    Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, ran berry sauce…mmmmm mmmm

  19. Austin Baroudi says:

    Stuffing and mashed potatoes.

  20. Angie B says:

    We love hot turkey sandwiches here

  21. robyn paris says:

    i will make stuffing with my turkey.

  22. Ashley Morrow says:

    I would make a stuffed turkey breast recipe I have been admiring.

  23. gabrielle says:

    gosh, I would make a few things. A roast dinner with root veggies, then use the left overs for salads and THEN use any other bits for stock.

  24. allyson tice says:

    Turkey meatloaf!!!

  25. liz l says:

    Probably a really good stufin

  26. Dianne Messina says:

    I lurve a good turkey dinner. I have been using the same herb bread stuffing for many years and it’s always a hit. I think I would use the Shady Brook turkey for a weekend meal with friends.

  27. Arik Issan says:

    turkey sausage is good just by itself

  28. Danielle Magee says:

    I would make a marinated turkey that is deep fried with all the side fixings of mashed potatoes, stuffing, and corn-Delicious!

  29. Sharon Rooney says:

    I will make turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and fresh green beans. With the leftovers we will have turkey sandwiches. Yummy!

  30. Nicole says:

    I would make turkey chili

  31. claire says:

    turkey and gravy

  32. Beth Larrabee says:

    Hot turkey sandwiches!

  33. Barb Miller says:

    I’d probably make either a small Thanksgiving-type dinner.

  34. heather says:

    I would make turkey sandwiches with it if I won.

  35. Lisa Aliperti says:

    Turkey pesto paninis!

  36. Betty C says:

    This would be an easy way to make my favorite turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes and creamed peas.

  37. Melissa Botelho says:

    I love turkey burgers so i would make them seasoned with a southwest mix

  38. beverly harrold says:

    turkey enchiladas all the way

  39. debra daigle says:

    Sandwiches but alot of salads with turkey

  40. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    I would make turkey sandwiches.

  41. amy fischer says:


  42. Nancy says:

    I’d get a turkey breast, cover it with thyme, tarragon, and rosemary, and place it breast down with several whole onions in the open cavity. I’d roast it low and slow in an oven cooking bag. We’d use the cooked turkey as is, in turkey salad, in sandwiches, salads, etc.

  43. Jackie says:

    Mashed potatoes with gravy would be a must-have with my turkey!
    Thank you!

  44. Amy Honious says:

    I always make gravy from scratch, stuffing from scratch and nice & lumpy mashed potatoes. Usually a cranberry relish and some plain baked sweet potatoes too. It’s always the same 🙂

  45. Tracie Cooper says:

    I would love to make cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy and squash casserole!

  46. Jenny Stanek says:

    Some super delicious turkey sandwiches would be great!

  47. Sara s says:

    I think I would probably make mini/ individual turkey pot pies 🙂

  48. I’m a sucker for stuffing with turkey.

  49. Brigitte B says:

    I will make soft turkey tacos from baked llemon turkey breast.

  50. rissa j says:

    I would make a roasted turkey with cauliflower mash and sweet peas 🙂

  51. Gregory Fortenberry says:

    Turkey sandwiches for the next day :). With the turkey mashed potatoes and corn.

  52. April Morrison says:

    I would make my turkey roasted and add gravy, potatoes, stuffing, peas, and rolls.

  53. Jennifer H. says:

    I would make roasted turkey with carrots and potatoes.

  54. A girlfriend told me about the mayo trick when I was first married and Ive never roasted a turkey or turkey breast without it since. The skin is crisp and flavorful and the meat is tender, moist and delicious.