Super Juicy Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter

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This Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Turkey breast is loaded with flavor, super easy to make, and baked to perfection. It’s an epic option for dinner or a special holiday meal. 

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I love roasted turkey, but sometimes I don’t need an entire turkey. If you’re craving turkey, you can prepare a garlicky boneless turkey breast instead of cooking a whole turkey!

This recipe provides step-by-step instruction on how to perfectly roast a turkey breast. It’s so juicy, tastes just like garlic bread, and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare before baking!

Roast Turkey Breast Ingredients

When it comes to cooking turkey breasts in an easy way, I love to keep things simple. I use my favorite herbs, garlic, and most importantly, a bone-in skin-on turkey breast for the best taste. 

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Here are the only ingredients you’ll need to make the best keto turkey recipe: 

  • Turkey breast – bone-in, skin-on, brings the most flavor and keeps the white meat from drying out. Leave the turkey breast at room temperature for about 30 minutes before roasting.  
  • Butter – use either salted or unsalted I used unsalted as a base for garlic herb butter used to flavor the meat.
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Herbs – Fresh herbs are the best, but in this case, I only had dried leaves and the meat was incredibly flavorful too. Use a mix of your favorites: sage leaves, rosemary leaves, thyme leaves, parsley
  • Seasonings: salt, black pepper, and paprika (optional)

Garlic Herb Butter For Turkey

To make this recipe, we need to prepare a seasoned herb butter that’s made with some fresh herbs, minced garlic, and delicious seasonings. In fact this garlic herb butter is perfect for anything not just for this recipe in particular. Spread it on a keto breast toast, on grilled steak or on corn on the cob. 


How to Cook a Turkey Breast?

Truth be told, it’s crazy easy to roast turkey breast in less than 2 hours. Once you prepare the garlic herb, roasting is the next step. Preheat the oven and place the turkey breast inside first to roast it at a higher heat to crisp up the top, then at a lower heat to ensure that the breast is cooked through. 

Make sure you thaw the turkey breast before roasting. It takes approximately 24 hours in the fridge. Then you can keep the turkey in the refrigerator for a few days before roasting. 

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The method for cooking turkey breast is the same as a whole turkey. I preheat the oven to 450F to get a crispy skin to start the browning process, and then reduce the heat down to 350F to allow the breast meat to cook thoroughly. It will cook quicker than a whole turkey. You can skip the basting part too! Depending on the size, you’ll need to roast your turkey for 90 minutes.

How Much Turkey Per Serving?

If you want to serve this at a Holiday dinner, make sure you cook about 3/4 -1 pound of turkey breast for a person. So, a 6 pound breast will feed about 6 people. If you’re going to have more guests or plenty of leftovers to use during the week, prepare 1 1/2 -2 pounds per person. 

How Long to Roast Turkey Breast in the Oven?

Usually, a bone-in turkey breast needs about 20 minutes per pound at 350F to roast in the oven. You can choose to use a whole or a half turkey breast. Turkey breast is cooked when an instant meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat reaches 165°F /74°C. 

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Turkey Breast Low Carb Side Dishes

Some of my favorite side dishes for a lower carb dinner:

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Super Juicy Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter

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Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yelds 6 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


This Garlic Herb Butter roasted turkey breast is loaded with flavor, super easy to make, and baked to perfection. It’s an epic option for dinner or a special holiday meal.
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  • 5-6 lb bone-in turkey breast skin on

Garlic Herb Butter

  • 5 tbsp butter softened
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp rosemary leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Remove the turkey from the fridge and leave it out while making garlic herb butter.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F/ 230°C. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl mix the softened butter, minced garlic, finely chopped sage, rosemary, thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Loosen the skin of the turkey breast using a teaspoon or your fingers. Use 2/3 of the butter under the skin, and smear the rest on top of the turkey breast. Use your hands to make sure it spreads evenly.
  • Place the turkey in the baking dish lined with parchment paper (for easier cleaning). Bake for 15 minutes or until the skin starts to look crispy.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F/180°C and cover the turkey with foil. Roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting every 30 minutes with pan juices.
  • You'll know the turkey is completely cooked when a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat reads 165°F /74°C.
  • Rest the turkey covered with foil for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Garnish with rosemary and serve with the melted butter and roasting juices from the pan.
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted turkey breast
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Super Juicy Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter


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