Brined & Roasted Turkey Breast

Gina Sprenkel


Don't roast a turkey only at Thanksgiving, purchase a turkey breast and have a lovely meal any time of the year! Brining the breast first makes a flavored, juicy turkey.


★★★★★ 2 votes

13 Hr
2 Hr


  • 1 c
    coarse salt
  • 1/2 c
  • ·
  • 5 lb
  • ·
    small apple
  • ·
    olive oil
  • ·
    coarse salt
  • ·
    fresh ground pepper
  • ·
    sage, dried

How to Make Brined & Roasted Turkey Breast


  1. The night before you want to roast your turkey, place clean turkey in large container or pot (I use the inside dish of a crock pot).
  2. In a large bowl, add salt, sugar and water (about 1-2 gallons, depending on the size of your turkey breast. You want to cover the turkey with the brine mixture.
  3. Stir the salt and sugar in the water until completely dissolved. Pour over the turkey, and refrigerate 12-14 hours.
  4. When you're ready to roast the turkey - Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  5. Take out turkey, and drain the brine liquid.
  6. Cut the apple into quarters, and set them aside.
  7. Put turkey in roasting pan, on rack. Coat with olive oil outside the entire turkey. Sprinkle coarse salt, lots of fresh ground pepper, and sage -- everywhere (on top, sides, and in cavity.)
  8. Place the apples inside the cavity, and sit the turkey upright (breast on top).
  9. Bake as directed for your size of turkey (5 pounds = about 1 3/4 hours. Bake uncovered!
  10. When done, let it rest 10 minutes before carving. Tasty, juicy turkey!!
  11. If turkey isn't a beautiful brown, raise heat to 'broil' and broil about 10 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

About Brined & Roasted Turkey Breast

Course/Dish: Turkey, Roasts
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #roast, #breast, #brine

Leave a Comment

Easy Back-to-school Dinners Recipe

Easy Back-to-School Dinners

Kitchen Crew

Until you get in the groove, back-to-school time is chaotic. I remember those days of parent-teacher conferences, sports practice, loads of homework, etc. On those nights, getting a meal on...

8 Delicious Ground Turkey Recipes

8 Delicious Ground Turkey Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Ground turkey is a great way to make your favorite meals a bit healthier. These recipes are so tasty, you won't even miss the original!

Ground Turkey Recipes You Need To Add To Your Recipe Box

Ground Turkey Recipes You Need To Add To Your Recipe Box

Kitchen Crew

Leaner than ground beef and filled with protein, ground turkey is a great meat to keep in your fridge. I substitute ground turkey for beef in lots of recipes when...