Your family will love this Classic Roasted Turkey Breast - it is tender and classically seasoned. The perfect partner for those Thanksgiving side dishes!

Classic Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: main course
  • Method: roasting
  • Cuisine: American


With no crazy¬†ingredients or special techniques needed, this Classic Roasted Turkey Breast recipe is our family’s favorite part of our Thanksgiving meal and always results in a tender, perfectly seasoned bird!



  • One 6 lb. turkey breast
  • One stick (1/2 cup melted butter)
  • 11 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/21 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 300*.
  2. In a baking dish large enough to fit your turkey breast, open a roasting bag. Make sure to leave the open end up so the liquids don’t escape.
  3. Place turkey breast in bag, skin side up.
  4. Pour chicken stock in the bottom of the roasting bag.
  5. Brush melted butter all over turkey breast making sure to coat all of the skin and gently pour any remaining butter over the breast.
  6. Sprinkle with poultry seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Close roasting bag with provided tie/closure.
  8. Place baking dish in the oven – move oven racks down if necessary to ensure that once the bag expands during cooking, it will not touch any surface of the oven.
  9. Bake 2 1/2 – 3 hours or until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the breast reaches 165*.
  10. Remove from oven and allow turkey breast to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.
  11. Reserve cooking liquid for gravy.

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