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Brined and Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast with the Best Easy Gravy on with white platter with red napkin and parsley garnish
Brined and Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast with the Best Easy Gravy
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

A golden-crisp and herb-flavored, buttery skin with a juicy, incredibly moist interior.  The buttery, fragrant drippings make the best simple turkey gravy.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brined and Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with the Best Easy Gravy
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 145 kcal
  • 1 5-6 pound bone-in, skin-on turkey breast
  • 1 recipe Turkey Brine - See Link in the Recipe Notes below.
Herb Butter
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
Turkey Gravy
  • 1/2 cup turkey drippings
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey stock broth may be substituted
  1. Completely defrost turkey breast if using a frozen breast.

  2. Brine turkey breast for 4-5 hours using the Brine recipe in the link below.

  3. Thoroughly rinse all of the brine from the turkey breast, pat very dry, and let rest at room temperature for 30-60 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  5. Stir together the room temperature butter with the pepper, thyme, and garlic.

  6. Smear the entire turkey breast with the butter mixture.

  7. 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,

  8. Let turkey rest for 10 or more minutes before carving.

Turkey Gravy
  1. Bring 1/2 cup turkey drippings to a gentle simmer in a small saucepan over a medium low heat.

  2. Stir in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Whisking quickly, slowly add broth or stock.

  4. Bring to a gently simmer and let boil for 1 minute.

Recipe Notes

Simple Brine - Link Here.

Nutrition Facts
Brined and Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast with the Best Easy Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.