How-To Roast A Turkey Breast (Video)

I wanted to get an early jump on the holidays this year to make sure you guys had some Clean & Delicious® options for your Thanksgiving table (I’ve also ordered my x-mas cards and have begun addressing the envelopes too, so I’m not really sure what’s going on with me this year).

A simple, bone-in, roasted turkey breast is the perfect choice for families who could take or leave the dark meat or/and for small crowds

In full disclosure this was my first time working with a bone-in turkey breast.  If you remember, the only other holiday turkey I’ve shared in the past was my Quinoa Stuffed Turkey Breast (another great idea for a small crowd on Thanksgiving) and that recipe used a boneless turkey breast.

I was pleasantly surprised with how simple and tasty this recipe was considering I didn’t brine the turkey or season it under the skin.  I did however give the skin a quick pan sear to ensure some crispy skin (b/c it cooks so quickly in oven, I did’t want to risk soggy skin).

This truly is a pretty quick and simple way to make some turkey and I’ll definitely be making it more throughout the year (not just on holidays!).

I would however note that I do think recipes can vary a lot based on the type of turkey you buy.  This was a free-range organic turkey from Whole Foods and it was delicious.  If you are going to be making some turkey for friends or family on Thanksgiving Day, it might be a good idea to do a test run before the big day… I mean better safe than sorry, right?

Anyhow – you can check out the video to see the technique.  It’s pretty straight forward.

Next on my turkey to-do list is the crockpot.  I’m really curious to try and make a turkey breast in the crockpot.  Have you guys ever attempted this?  What’s your favorite way to make turkey for Thanksgiving?

Simply Roasted Turkey Breast

Yield: 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


  • 1 bone-in, turkey breast half (2.5-3lbs)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic  powder
  • 1 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 lemon


Pre heat oven to 350.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and lay the lemon sliced right down the center of the pan. Set aside.

Rinse turkey under cold water and pat dry.  Rub a thin coating of olive oil all over the turkey, top and bottom.  Season the turkey with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and poultry seasoning.

Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet and place turkey skin side down in the pan.  Sauté for about 5 minutes or until you have a nice golden brown crust in your turkey.

Lay the turkey breast on the rimmed baking sheet right over the lemon slices and cook for about 1 hour or until the internal temperature of your turkey reaches 160F.

Allow the turkey to cool for 20 minute then slice and enjoy!

Serves 2-4.

4-ounce serving: Calories: 214; Total Fat: 8.4g; Saturated Fat: 2.4g; Cholesterol: 84mg; Carbohydrate: 0g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 32.6g