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Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast is a simple and delicious recipe that is perfect for serving to smaller groups for the holidays or a weekend meal. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 220kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 turkey breast (about 3 pounds)
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper

Honey Orange Sauce - Optional:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cover the bottom of a roasting pan with foil and drizzle with vegetable or olive oil. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine: orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, vegetable oil, honey, salt and pepper.
  • Start by rubbing the mixture all over the turkey breast. Then, place the turkey in the roasting pan, make sure you pour the remaining sauce mixture on top. Cover with foil and transfer to the oven.
  • Roast for about 1 1/2 hours. Remove the foil for the last 30 minutes for the turkey breast to brown nicely. The internal temperature of the turkey breast should be at 165 F degrees once done cooking.
  • Once cooked, slice it up and serve with your favorite sides dishes and drizzled with Honey Orange Sauce.

Honey Orange Sauce - Optional:

  • Combine water with cornstarch in a small cup until cornstarch is fully dissolved. Set aside.
  • Place a medium skillet over medium heat. Once warm, add the olive oil and wait for it to start sizzling.
  • Once the oil starts sizzling, add minced garlic, grated ginger and pepper flakes. Immediately stir to combine, to avoid burning the mixture.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan, including the cornstarch mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Continue to stir and cook until the mixture starts to lightly simmer and it thickens. Remove from heat and serve with the turkey.



Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.7mg