How To Cook And Carve A Turkey Breast for the most juicy turkey breast

Juicy Roast Turkey Breast

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

This Juicy Roast Turkey Breast recipe is so simple and so delicious! Moist and tender turkey breast meat with that coveted, crispy skin!



  • 77 1/2 pound turkey breast
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 large onion sliced into thick rounds
  • Fresh rosemary, thyme or sage


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the carrots and onions (and fresh herbs if using) in the bottom of a baking dish for the turkey breast to sit on.
  3. Rub the olive oil and butter all over the skin of the turkey breast, then season with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
  4. Pour the wine and chicken broth into the bottom of the baking dish, then place the seasoned turkey breast on top of the vegetable rack.
  5. Roast the turkey in the oven for approximately 20 minutes per pound, depending on the size of your turkey breast. A 7 1/2 pound turkey breast will take between 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Check the temperature of the breast to make sure it’s at 165 degrees.
  6. Remove the turkey from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes, covered in foil.
  7. Carve both sides of the turkey breast of the bone, then slice into pieces and serve.

Recipe Notes

Store: Store leftover turkey in an air tight container or a resealable storage bag for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Freeze: Freeze cooked turkey meat for up to 3 months in a resealable freezer bag.

Nutritional information is for turkey meat with skin.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American