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Nov - Dec 2022
Spice Rubbed Baked Turkey Breast

By Sheila Alford


This baked turkey comes out juicy and flavorful and is simple to prepare. For best flavor and tenderness, it is recommended to prepare turkey several hours in advance or overnight before cooking. To reduce the amount of fat and for best tolerance, remove the skin before eating. Pair with a non-starchy vegetable.




4 pounds                 Bone-in turkey breast
1 tablespoon            olive oil
2 teaspoons             freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons             chili powder

2 teaspoons             paprika

2 teaspoons             dark brown sugar

1 each                     zest of orange, finely grated

½ teaspoon              ground ginger

½ teaspoon              ground cinnamon


Method of Preparation

  1. Rinse the turkey breast and pat it dry. Remove any visible fat.
  2. Rub olive oil over the turkey and under the skin. Season with black pepper.
  3. Mix the chili powder, paprika, brown sugar, orange zest, ginger, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Rub the mix over the turkey.
  4. Cover the turkey with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven the 450 degrees.
  6. Place turkey on a rack in a roasting pan. Roast for 45 minutes or longer, until internal temperature reaches 170 degrees.
  7. Let rest for 10 minutes. Discard the skin before carving. Divide into 3 ounce portions and enjoy!


Yeild and Serving

Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 3 ounces


Nutritional Analysis

Calories 214, Protein 33 g, Carbohydrates 0 g, Total fat 4.2 g, Cholesterol 84 mg, Sodium 71 mg, Sugars 0 g, Fiber 0 g