Brined and Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast with the Best Easy Gravy
A golden-crisp and herb-flavored, buttery skin with a juicy, incredibly moist interior. The buttery, fragrant drippings make the best simple turkey gravy.
Servings: 8 people
- 1 5-6 pound bone-in, skin-on turkey breast
- 1 recipe Turkey Brine - See Link in the Recipe Notes below.
- 1/2 cup room temperature butter
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
- 1 clove garlic finely minced
- 1/2 cup turkey drippings
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups chicken or turkey stock broth may be substituted
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.
Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 88mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.6mg