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Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Tarragon
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Prepare this instead of a whole turkey on Thanksgiving if there are only a few people.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 90 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 12 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327.4
Total Carbs 2.4 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 0.8 g
Total Fat 20.0 g
Saturated Fat 4.4 g
Unsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Potassium 407.4 mg
Protein 31.7 g
Sodium 462.4 mg
Dietary Exchanges
2 Fat , 4 1/2 Meat
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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1 each  Turkey, hen, breast, with skin, raw
2 tbsp  fresh tarragon
1 tbsp  fresh sage
1 tbsp  extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp  grated lemon rind
1 tsp  salt
0 1/4 tsp  black pepper
4 each  medium garlic cloves
1 each  cooking spray
1 1/2 cup  cold water

Tarragon Mayonnaise
1 cup  light mayonnaise
2 tbsp  fresh tarragon
1 tbsp  dijon mustard
0 3/4 tsp  tarragon vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut off extra fat on turkey breast. Beginning at the neck, gently separate skin from the breast and drumsticks; move fingers between skin and meat and gently force pieces apart.
  3. Whisk together 2 tablespoons tarragon, sage, olive oil, lemon rind, salt, pepper, and garlic. Massage tarragon mixture under surface of skin in between skin and meat.
  4. Arrange turkey, breast side up, on a cooking spray coated wire rack. Move the rack to a roasting pan and add water to pan. Bake for 1 hour. After 1 hour, coat turkey with pan drippings and cook another 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. Take turkey out of oven an lightly wrap with aluminum foil. Let rest for 20 minutes. Take skin off of turkey and throw away. Slice breast thinly when ready to serve.
  5. To make the mayonnaise, whisk together all the mayonnaise ingredients. Serve on the side of turkey.

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