Cooking turkey in the oven

How to Cook Turkey Breast in the Oven

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: July 22, 2021
How to Cook Turkey Breast in the Oven

You may have a craving for roasted turkey, but you don't have the time you need to cook a whole turkey. The solution is simple. Roasted turkey breast is exactly what you need to make. They're cooked easily and quickly with very little effort and you'll spend half of the time you's spend roasting a whole turkey. Cleaning is very easy too. The best of all is that you basically only have to wrap it in tin foil. Take a look at this OneHowTo article if you want to know how to cook turkey in the oven.

You'll need:

  • Turkey breast
  • Tin foil
  • Baking mold
  • 2-4 spoonfuls of margarine
  • 1 garlic clove/chopped garlic
  • Fresh herbs
  • Meat thermometer
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Steps to follow:


The first step in order to cook Turkey breast in the oven is to clean the turkey breast under cold water in order to get rid of excess fat. Dry carefully with a piece of kitchen paper.


Next, you're going to prepare the mix to season the turkey before putting it in the oven. To do so, put margarine in a small mug. Add the herbs and chopped garlic. Mix well until you get a homogeneous mixture that is similar to cream.


Spread the margarine and herb mix on the turkey breast. For more flavor, lift the turkey breast's skin gently with a wooden spoon and slide the mix between the skin and breast. Turn it upside down to spread the mix on all the breast.


Your Turkey breast is nearly ready, now you'll only have to wrap the breast with tin foil, folding the edges to seal the humidity inside. Place the turkey breast on a baking tray.


Cook at 250 degrees (482 degrees Fahrenheit) for 15 minutes/kilo or until it has been properly cooked from both the inside and outside. Remember that you should open the foil carefully so you don't get burnt with the vapor.


Serve the roasted turkey breast with cooked vegetables and potato puree.

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  • To control the temperature in the oven without having to open the tin foil, put in a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the breast through the tin foil. Of course, leave the thermometer dial in a visible place.
  • To make the turkey breast golden, unwrap 15 minutes before its cooking time and let the turkey go golden.
  • Be careful when you take the turkey breast out of the oven. Vapor is very hot.
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Stewart Nicol
#6 - As a side dish for your CHICKEN BREAST?????
Matthew Nesbitt (oneHOWTO editor)
We have amended this typo, thank you for pointing it out.
Brenda Mullins
What herbs do you use? Never did this before
OneHowTo Editor
Rosemary and thyme are the most classic, but a little fresh oregano can't hurt!
How to Cook Turkey Breast in the Oven