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Citrus Herb Turkey Breast

This easy Citrus and Herb Roast Turkey Breast is juicy, delicious, and bursting with flavor! Made with a handful of ingredients, this easy turkey breast recipe is perfect for a smaller holiday gathering or weeknight dinner. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Citrus, dinner, thanksgiving, Turkey, whole 30
Servings: 6
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Trish-Mom on Timeout


  • 3 to 4 pound turkey half-breast, skin intact or 6 to 7 pound turkey breast, halved
  • 1 orange quartered
  • 1 onion cut into wedges
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 springs fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp extra light olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Rinse the turkey breast and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place quartered oranges and onion wedges on a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet. Top with sprigs of fresh thyme and rosemary.
  • Drizzle olive oil over turkey breast and sprinkle with chopped thyme, rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Rub into the skin.
  • Place turkey breast into the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350F and cook an additional 20 to 30 minutes or until turkey reaches 165 degrees with an instant-read thermometer.
  • Remove turkey from the oven and tent with foil for 20 minutes.
  • Slice and serve.


If the turkey skin isn't as crisp as you like after cooking, place under the broiler for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and then tent with foil. Slice and serve.
Double the ingredients for a whole turkey breast.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 468mg | Potassium: 575mg | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.4mg