Marinated Turkey Breast

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If you can’t get enough turkey, your in luck. It goes on sale after Thanksgiving in most grocery stores. Buy up several turkey breasts, keep them in the freezer and you’ll have them and this great recipe anytime.

Serves 6-8  Marinate Time 24 hours , Cooking Time 1-1 1/2 hours

1 (4-5 lb) boneless turkey breast
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
1 tsp fresh thyme


  1. In a large bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, and thyme. Rub the turkey with the mixture, being sure to get under the skin, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 6-24 hours.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Place the breast in a roasting pan on a small rack to lift it off of the bottom. Cover with a tight fitting lid and roast 20-25 minutes per pound (about 1 hour 15 minutes) until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 170 degrees.

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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