Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast

Last Updated on February 11, 2021

 

This Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast combines the fresh flavours of citrus fruit with the aroma of fresh herbs for a delicious turkey that easily feeds a small crowd. I used stem and leaf Clementines, Meyer lemons and blood oranges to create a flavour profile suited to a spring meal - a dish worthy of your family Easter dinner table.

 

This Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast combines the fresh flavours of citrus fruit with the aroma of fresh herbs for a delicious turkey that easily feeds a small crowd.  I used stem and leaf Clementines, Meyer lemons and blood oranges to create a flavour profile suited to a spring meal – a dish worthy of your family Easter dinner table.

Of course, you can easily swap the citrus fruits for in-season citrus and enjoy this recipe all year round!

 

 

This Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast combines the fresh flavours of citrus fruit with the aroma of fresh herbs for a delicious turkey that easily feeds a small crowd. I used stem and leaf Clementines, Meyer lemons and blood oranges to create a flavour profile suited to a spring meal - a dish worthy of your family Easter dinner table.

 

I am so happy that spring is finally here, even if the weather still feels wintry. There are buds on the trees, the snow is melting and spring produce has began to make an appearance at the grocery store. Of course, with spring comes Easter and we love to get together and have a family dinner on Easter Sunday.

Many of the traditional cuts of meat that you can find on the table at Easter can be a little expensive, especially when you need to feed a crowd. Canadian Turkey is a really great option that makes it easy and economical to feed any number of people, from one to a crowd.

We often think of Turkey as being a protein we only see on the table at Christmas and Thanksgiving, however it really is a great choice for everyday meals as well as dinner parties. It’s so versatile and such a great choice to feed your family as it is a lean source of protein that’s packed with vitamins and minerals.

 

This Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast combines the fresh flavours of citrus fruit with the aroma of fresh herbs for a delicious turkey that easily feeds a small crowd. I used stem and leaf Clementines, Meyer lemons and blood oranges to create a flavour profile suited to a spring meal - a dish worthy of your family Easter dinner table.

 

I particularly like Turkey for serving to guests at family gathers when I need to feed a crowd, it is such an easy protein and everyone loves in our family loves it. A whole Canadian turkey is a great choice when you need to feed a large crowed as it is comparatively easy on the wallet and it goes well with so many different flavours. Here is a great tip, if you are pressed for time, try roasting separate turkey thighs, drumsticks and turkey breasts in the oven – you can serve them up in half the time of a whole turkey!

I also love to cook turkey parts when I am feeding my family during the week instead of a whole bird. The turkey breasts are my favourite cut with just the right amount of meat for our family of four and they don’t take long to cook up at all.

 

 

This Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast combines the fresh flavours of citrus fruit with the aroma of fresh herbs for a delicious turkey that easily feeds a small crowd. I used stem and leaf Clementines, Meyer lemons and blood oranges to create a flavour profile suited to a spring meal - a dish worthy of your family Easter dinner table.

 

Turkey is a lot easier to cook than you might think so don’t let the idea of it daunt you!  Find a good recipe, like the recipe for Citrus and Herb Roasted Chicken Breast found below, and get cooking!

 

 

This Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast combines the fresh flavours of citrus fruit with the aroma of fresh herbs for a delicious turkey that easily feeds a small crowd. I used stem and leaf Clementines, Meyer lemons and blood oranges to create a flavour profile suited to a spring meal - a dish worthy of your family Easter dinner table.

 

Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

1 bone-in turkey breast, (2kg) 4 to 5 pounds, skin-on
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper (to taste)
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup chicken stock
2 Stem and Leaf Clementine
2 Meyer Lemon
2 Blood Orange

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Quarter 1 Clementine, lemon and orange and place quartered oranges into the bottom of a large roasting pan in a single layer.

Juice the remaining Clementine, orange, and half of the lemon. Set aside.

Stir garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and olive oil together. Lift the skin away from the turkey breast meat and spread the herb mixture directly on the meat and on the outside of the turkey.

Pour the citrus juice and chicken broth into the bottom of the roasting pan.

Place the turkey on top of the citrus pieces.

Place the pan in the oven and immediately lower the heat to 350 degrees F.

Roast the turkey on the middle rack of the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until the internal temperature at the thickest part reads 165 degrees F. If the turkey starts to brown more than you’d like, cover the turkey loosely with aluminium foil and continue to roast until done.

Remove from oven and cover it loosely with foil.  Rest the turkey for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Carve the breast by beginning at the breast bone and running the knife as close to the ribs as possible until the breast is carved from the bone. Some meat will be left on the bone (think leftovers!). Once carved from the bone, slice the breast crosswise into slices.

Pour the juices left in the roasting pan into a small jug and skim any fat from the top. Serve turkey with the pan juices.

 

*Note: I like the squeeze out the citrus wedges into the pan juices before serving. They absorb a lot of delicious savoury flavour from the stock and the turkey itself.

 

This Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast combines the fresh flavours of citrus fruit with the aroma of fresh herbs for a delicious turkey that easily feeds a small crowd. I used stem and leaf Clementines, Meyer lemons and blood oranges to create a flavour profile suited to a spring meal - a dish worthy of your family Easter dinner table.

Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast
Yield: 6

Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bone-in turkey breast, (2k4 to 5 pounds, skin-on
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 Stem and Leaf Clementine
  • 2 Meyer Lemon
  • 2 Blood Orange

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Quarter 1 Clementine, lemon and orange and place quartered oranges into the bottom of a large roasting pan in a single layer.
  3. Juice the remaining Clementine, orange, and half of the lemon. Set aside.
  4. Stir garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and olive oil together. Lift the skin away from the turkey breast meat and spread the herb mixture directly on the meat and on the outside of the turkey.
  5. Pour the citrus juice and chicken broth into the bottom of the roasting pan.
  6. Place the turkey on top of the citrus pieces.
  7. Place the pan in the oven and immediately lower the heat to 350 degrees F.
  8. Roast the turkey on the middle rack of the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until the internal temperature at the thickest part reads 165 degrees If the turkey starts to brown more than you’d like, cover the turkey loosely with aluminium foil and continue to roast until done.
  9. Remove from oven and cover it loosely with foil. Rest the turkey for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  10. Carve the breast by beginning at the breast bone and running the knife as close to the ribs as possible until the breast is carved from the bone. Some meat will be left on the bone (think leftovers!). Once carved from the bone, slice the breast crosswise into slices.
  11. Pour the juices left in the roasting pan into a small jug and skim any fat from the top. Serve turkey with the pan juices.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

This Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast combines the fresh flavours of citrus fruit with the aroma of fresh herbs for a delicious turkey that easily feeds a small crowd. I used stem and leaf Clementines, Meyer lemons and blood oranges to create a flavour profile suited to a spring meal - a dish worthy of your family Easter dinner table.

 

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11 thoughts on “Citrus & Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast

  1. Sounds like a different recipe, have never used a lot of citrus flavours with turkey but I am sure it would be a nice combination.

  2. Interesting recipe think i will save this for summer holidays when the family are home.Thanks is sounds delicious !

  3. oh wow! i absolutely love this recipe. we are big turkey fans so always looking to cook up something new. I like the combo of turkey and orange. never had anything like it before. definitely a perfect recipe for spring and summer

  4. I love turkey, but I am not cooking a whole turkey just so I can have it. I really like the idea of cooking just the breast for small meals. This would be perfect for me and my husband.

  5. A fantastic recipe, I love turkey and could eat it every day and the breast is my favourite part. 🙂

  6. I have to admit that the only way I eat turkey is in the form of lunch meat or at the holidays. It would be nice to incorporate it into every day meals and your recipe looks amazing!

  7. I love to make turkey breast. It is a great choice for dinner. This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try the recipe this weekend.

  8. This looks delicious and fantastic recipe. My family will surely love this. I will try this in weekend.

  9. Oh yum! I’ve been trying to find some new recipes to make that weren’t with chicken so this is perfect. Adding it to my list of dishes to try.

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