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Honey Baked Turkey Breast


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2 pounds (1 kg) turkey breast
5 ounces (125 g) sour cream
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon (5 g) salt
to decorate parsley

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1-2 pieces 130 g
Serving size
26.6 g
12.1 g
13.2 g
4.3 g
Saturated Fat
11.1 g
75 mg
0.8 g
1575 mg
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      About the Recipe


      Try this Honey Baked Turkey Breast recipe and enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors in your mouth.

      This delicious and flavorful Turkey Breast dish combines the tenderness of turkey breast with a mouthwatering glaze. Indulge in the harmonious blend of honey and sour cream.

      Why do you need to combine sour cream and honey?

      The combination of sour cream and honey is just spectacular. The acid which comes from sour cream enhances the turkey flavor and tenderizes the breast. So, as a result, you will get delicious and soft turkey breast meat.

      How much time do you need to make it?

      This recipe requires 1 hour and 2o minutes.

      To make this delicious honey baked turkey breast, you need to preheat your oven to the appropriate temperature of 425°F (220°C).

      After you can start preparing the turkey breast by seasoning it with salt, pepper, sour cream, and honey.

      Can the turkey breast be soaked or marinated in sour cream?

      Yes, absolutely, sour cream contains acid which helps to tenderize the breast. You can soak turkey breast in sour cream for 2-4 hours.

      It is important to evenly coat turkey breast on all sides. After, place the turkey in a covered container or cover with a cling film and refrigerate it for several hours.

      Tip: generally coat sour cream and honey as they will give so much flavor to the meat.

      Coated turkey breast with sour cream and honey

      What herbs and spices pair well with sour cream?

      Sour cream and honey pair well with a variety of herbs and spices. The common spices are black pepper, paprika, parsley, garlic, and chives.

      These are just a few examples, that I have tried and really enjoy. But you can experiment with it to find your preferred flavor combinations. Feel free to adjust the quantities of herbs and spices based on your personal taste preferences.

      How to check the turkey breast for doneness?

      You can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature, which should reach 165°F (75°C) in the thickest part of the breast.

      What to do if you overcook turkey breast?

      Once the turkey breast is fully cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving. This resting period allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender and flavorful turkey breast.

      While you bake the turkey breast for 1 hour, you have enough time to make a side dish that goes well with the meat.

      Meanwhile, you can make a side dish such as Simple Boiled Red Potatoes. Or, you can serve this delicious Honey Baked Turkey Breast with Vegetable Ragout.

      After one hour, you need to uncover the foil and start basting from time to time with a sauce that comes out from the baking. It will add an extra layer of flavor and goodness to the breast. The meat will be tender and juicy.

      How many people can you serve 2 pounds of turkey?

      You can serve this turkey up to 6 people.

      How to serve honey baked turkey breast?

      Once the turkey breast is fully cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. The breast will rest and the juices will redistribute evenly.

      It is ready to be served. Slice and enjoy this Honey Baked Turkey Breast that combines the tenderness of turkey breast with a sweet and delicious glaze!

      Honey Baked Turkey Breast in a baking pan


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      2 min

      Gather ingredients

      Gather all ingredients on a table. Wash and dry turkey breast fillet.

      2 min


      Season turkey breast with salt. Grease turkey breast with olive oil.

      1 min

      Add sour cream and honey

      Grease turkey breast with sour cream and honey from all sides.

      1 h 15 min


      Cover turkey breast with foil and bake in the oven for 1 hour in preheated oven on 425°F (220°C). After 1 hour, remove foil from baking pan and baste turkey breast with sauce by spooning sauce on top. And bake for 15 minutes more, basting the meat every 5 minutes. (When the turkey breast is done, leave it for 10 minutes to rest, then serve).



      Your honey baked turkey breast is ready. Enjoy!



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