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Garlic and Rosemary Boneless Turkey Breast Recipe for Instant Pot or Oven Garlic and Rosemary Boneless Turkey Breast Recipe for Instant Pot or Oven

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Garlic and Rosemary Boneless Turkey Breast Recipe for Instant Pot or Oven

Written by: Emily Smith

Whipping up my garlic and rosemary boneless turkey breast is a breeze. It's all about that aromatic rub, a quick oven roast, and voila - juicy, flavorful turkey ready to impress!

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Picture this: You're home after a busy day, seeking comfort in a wholesome meal. Here's my secret - my garlic and rosemary boneless turkey breast recipe. Delicious, bursting with flavor, and easy to whip up using an instant pot or oven. Trust me, this recipe is a game-changer! It's hearty, aromatic, and will have everyone at the table asking for seconds. Get your ingredients ready, let's dive into this culinary adventure together.

Ingredients for Garlic and Rosemary Boneless Turkey Breast

  • Boneless turkey breast: Lean protein that cooks quickly, staying juicy. Perfect for a quick and flavorful turkey dish.
  • Garlic: Adds a pungent, aromatic flavor that complements the turkey and enhances the overall savory profile of the dish.
  • Fresh rosemary: Infuses a fragrant, earthy taste into the turkey, elevating its flavor and providing a delightful herbal essence.
  • Olive oil: Helps to keep the turkey moist during cooking and adds a rich, fruity flavor to the dish.
  • Chicken broth: Provides a savory base for cooking the turkey, adding depth of flavor and keeping the meat tender and juicy.

Essential Tools and Equipment

  • Instant Pot or Oven: The main cooking appliance for preparing the turkey breast, providing the heat source for roasting or pressure cooking.
  • Baking dish: Essential for holding the turkey breast while it cooks in the oven, keeping the juices contained for flavor.
  • Small bowl: Used for mixing the garlic, rosemary, olive oil, salt, and pepper to create a flavorful rub for the turkey breast.
  • Foil: Covers the baking dish to trap moisture and heat, ensuring the turkey breast cooks evenly and stays juicy.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs boneless turkey breast
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, chopped rosemary, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Rub the garlic and rosemary mixture all over the turkey breast.
  4. Place the turkey breast in a baking dish and pour the chicken broth around it.
  5. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  6. Let the turkey rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 300 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 40 g | Total Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 120 mg | Sodium: 400 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 450 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 50 µg | Vitamin C: 3 mg

Tips for Making Ahead and Freezing

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the turkey breast as directed up to the point of baking.
  • Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook, remove from the fridge, let it come to room temperature, then bake as instructed.

Freezing Instructions

  • After preparing the turkey breast, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • To thaw, place in the refrigerator overnight before reheating in the oven.

Did you know that adding a splash of white wine to the chicken broth when cooking the garlic and rosemary boneless turkey breast can enhance the flavors and keep the meat moist? Give it a try next time for a delicious twist!

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ:
Can I use dried rosemary instead of fresh for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute dried rosemary for fresh in this recipe. Use 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary instead of 2 tablespoons of fresh.
How can I tell if the turkey breast is cooked through?
You can use a meat thermometer to check if the turkey breast has reached an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) to ensure it's fully cooked.
Can I use chicken breast instead of turkey for this recipe?
Yes, you can use chicken breast instead of turkey in this recipe. Adjust the cooking time as needed, as chicken breast may cook faster than turkey.
Do I need to marinate the turkey breast before cooking?
No, you don't need to marinate the turkey breast before cooking. Simply rub it with the garlic and rosemary mixture and cook it according to the instructions.
Can I use water instead of chicken broth?
While chicken broth adds flavor, you can use water as a substitute if you don't have chicken broth on hand.

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