Easy Lemon Herb Turkey Breast in Oven

This Lemon Herb Turkey Breast is easy, juicy, and flavorful. The gravy is gorgeous and delicious.  If you are ready for a change this Thanksgiving from the giant turkey you usually make, try this Easy Lemon Herb Turkey Breast Recipe that’s as simple as it is delicious.

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Easy Turkey Breast Recipe


Above all, look at that beautiful turkey skin.

This simple herb rub is so delicious. You’ll certainly want to keep this recipe handy for all of your poultry dishes.

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Finally, Here’s the recipe for Lemon Herb Roasted Turkey Breast in Oven…

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Lemon Herb Turkey Breast

A delicious bone in turkey breast recipe
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 81cal
Author: Melissa


  • 1 6 lb. bone-in turkey breast 5 to 6 pounds
  • 1 medium onion quartered
  • 2 celery ribs sliced
  • 4 Chive stalks with roots cut off
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1&1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1&1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube


  • Put the turkey breast on the bottom of your roasting pan
  • Place the onion, celery, and chives around the breast
  • Add water to the bottom of the pan
  • Rub olive oil over the breast
  • Mix the spices, lemeon-pepper, garlic, onion powder, sage and paprika
  • Lift up the skin from the breast, rub a little more olive oil directly over the breast
  • Rub some of the dry herb rub over the breast
  • Place the skin back down and then rub the the rest of the dry rub over the turkey breast skin
  • Roast uncovered, in the oven at 325 degrees, basting about every 30 minutes
  • Bake for about 2 &1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the breast reaches 170 degrees
  • Remove the turkey from the oven and let the turkey rest while you prepare the gravy
  • Making the Gravy…
  • Remove the vegetables from the pan
  • If there is some dried up broth at the bottom of your roasting pan, add a little water to that and stir it to reconstitute the dried up broth
  • In a medium size sauce pan, add the STRAINED juices from the turkey pan
  • Because some juices will have evaporated, make a flour and water mixture with about 1/2 cup of water and the 2 Tbsp. of flour
  • Add that to the juices from the turkey
  • Add the bouillon cube
  • Whisk together, and boil until thickened
  • Slice turkey breast and serve with gravy


nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 81cal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Mary Brice

    Looks soo much delicious. My kids will love it. 😉