Roast Turkey Breast with Zesty Dry Rub

I made this turkey breast recipe about six years ago for a Thanksgiving dinner with our friends in the DC area, and it was a huge hit with everyone.  I was really excited it turned out since I’d never roasted anything before, much less a turkey breast.  I’ve had the recipe saved since then, and when my local grocery store had turkey breasts on sale, I picked one up with this recipe in mind.  It’s so easy to make and the flavors are outstanding.  We’ve been enjoying leftovers for days now!

Roast Turkey Breast with Zesty Dry Rub

1 whole turkey breast on the bone (6 to 7 pounds)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Dry Rub:

2 teaspoons onion salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Coat large roasting pan with nonstick vegetable-oil cooking spray. Rub turkey on all sides with olive oil and lime juice.

Dry Rub: Mix onion salt, chili powder, dried oregano, cumin, garlic powder, allspice and cayenne in small bowl. Rub 1 1/2 tablespoons mixture over turkey.

Roast turkey in the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F on instant-read thermometer. Remove turkey to a warm place; let stand 10 minutes.

Gravy: Pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings from roasting pan. Sprinkle flour and 1/2 teaspoon of remaining dry rub over bottom of roasting pan; cook over medium-high heat, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan, for about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in chicken broth until smooth; cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Strain gravy through sieve into gravy boat; keep warm.

Cut off each 1/2 of the turkey breast from the bone. Wrap one 1/2 and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 4 months, for later use. Slice other 1/2 of turkey breast and serve with the gravy, and mashed potatoes, if desired.

Source:  From Food Network


One thought on “Roast Turkey Breast with Zesty Dry Rub

  1. That looks delicious….I did an Ellie rewind for dinner involving pork chops and believe me, they were okay, but I would love to have had that vegetable mix with this turkey breast instead because I really love turkey breast and this one looks so delicious! Great photo!

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