Mediterranean Turkey Breast with Lemon and Garlic Recipe

Mediterranean Turkey Breast with Lemon and Garlic picture


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Olive oil1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Grated lemon zest2 Teaspoon
 Fresh lemon juice1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Garlic cloves6 Large, coarsely chopped to make 2 tablespoons
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Skinless boneless turkey breast halves2 Pound (2 Pieces, 1 Pound Each)
 Low sodium chicken broth1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2010 Calories from Fat 1112

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 125 g193%

Saturated Fat 18.6 g93%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 390.2 mg

Sodium 11679.1 mg486.6%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g18.9%

Dietary Fiber 6.4 g25.6%

Sugars 34.5 g

Protein 164 g327.8%

Vitamin A 6.4% Vitamin C 165.3%

Calcium 14.5% Iron 82.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Combine oil, zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a gallon-size zip-close bag. Seal bag and shake to mix. Add turkey, seal bag again, and turn over several times to coat turkey with marinade. Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning the bag frequently to keep turkey coated.
2. Heat oven to 450°F. Heat a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey, skinned sides down, and cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn turkey and pourin marinade. Transfer skillet to oven and roast for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°F. and continue to roast, brushing occasionally with marinade, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into meat registers 165°F, 25 to 30 minutes.
3. Transfer turkey to a cutting board and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Pour juices from skillet into a fat separator or glass measure; skim off fat. Set skillet over medium-high heat; return pan juices to skillet and add broth. Bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits, and boil until reduced to 1 cup, 3 to 5 minutes. Add any juices that have accumulated on cutting board. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Slice turkey and serve with sauce.