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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. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Citrus, dinner, thanksgiving, Turkey, whole 30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
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