A golden-crisp and herb-flavored, buttery skin with a juicy, incredibly moist interior. The buttery, fragrant drippings make the best simple turkey gravy.
Completely defrost turkey breast if using a frozen breast.
Brine turkey breast for 4-5 hours using the Brine recipe in the link below.
Thoroughly rinse all of the brine from the turkey breast, pat very dry, and let rest at room temperature for 30-60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Stir together the room temperature butter with the pepper, thyme, and garlic.
Smear the entire turkey breast with the butter mixture.
Bake in a roasting pan or baking dish uncovered for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until the interior temperature reaches 160 degrees. Baste upon occasion if desired,
Let turkey rest for 10 or more minutes before carving.
Bring 1/2 cup turkey drippings to a gentle simmer in a small saucepan over a medium low heat.
Stir in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Whisking quickly, slowly add broth or stock.
Bring to a gently simmer and let boil for 1 minute.