Orange Glazed Turkey Breast

Split Turkey Breast With Herbs
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
507 Calories
20g Fat
25g Carbs
57g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 507
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 208mg 69%
Sodium 2416mg 105%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 57g
Calcium 76mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This flavorful turkey breast is compact and delicious, perfect for a small family. Or, roast this turkey breast for the great sandwiches and leftovers you'll have for a few days.

The orange glaze can also be used on a split turkey breast or whole chicken. Feel free to sprinkle some fresh chopped rosemary or chopped sage over the turkey as you baste it with the orange glaze.


  • 1 (5 to 7-pound) bone-in turkey breast
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • For the Orange Glaze
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces orange juice concentrate (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons sweet orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger (or 2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients and preheat the oven to 325 F.

    Ingredients for orange glazed turkey
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  2. Rub turkey breast lightly with vegetable oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan.

    Rub turkey breast
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  3. Roast for about 2 to 3 1/4 hours, depending on the size of the turkey breast (stuffed will take longer). The cooking time guide should be on the turkey breast packaging. A meat thermometer will reach 170 F when the turkey is done. If necessary, tent with a piece of buttered or oiled foil during the last hour.

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  4. Meanwhile, make the glaze. Combine the glaze ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

    Make glaze
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  5. Baste the turkey breast with the orange glaze a few times during the last 20 minutes of cooking time. Let turkey stand for 10 minutes before carving.

    Baste turkey
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  6. Serve and enjoy!

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