Turkey breasts are great for even if it’s not the holidays. You can cook them anytime and what better way to cook turkey breast than roasting it? Although keep in mind that there are many ways to cook turkey breast and the how long it takes to cook them might be different but if you want to roast turkey, by all means do so. Here’s what you need to do.
You will need:
- Fresh turkey breast
- A small carrot, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
- Two small onions, peeled and quartered
- ¼ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- Two tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- A stalk of celery, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 3 cups turkey or chicken broth, homemade or low-sodium canned
- Wash the turkey breast clean and pat it dry with paper towels. Once done, make sure to preheat the oven at 325 degrees.
- While the oven is preheating, take the turkey and rub butter all over it.
- Season the turkey breast with salt and pepper. Gather the vegetables and place them at the bottom of a roasting pan where you will be putting the turkey in.
- Place the turkey breast with its meat side up and roast the meat for 2 to 2 ½ hours.
- Check the doneness of the meat with the use of a meat thermometer. Once the heat registers to 165 degrees, it is done.
- Remove the turkey from the pan and into the cutting board. Allow it to rest for 30 minutes while being covered with foil tent. This will allow the juices to flow out of the meat.
- Remove the dripping in a bowl or cup but take at least 3 tablespoons of the reserve fat and stock.
- Add the fat in the roasting pan over high heat. Scrape the bottom of the pan and add the flour. Mix them well and stir constantly for 2 minutes.
- Add the stock and stir until they become thickened. Strain the gravy and remove the vegetables. Add salt and pepper to add flavor.
Cooking turkey breasts that are roasted have a cooking time of 30 minutes. That’s how long to cook turkey breast when you want them roasted. If you want to try other recipes then cooking time may be lesser or longer than expected.