Honey Glazed Bone-In Turkey Breast Recipe is a delicious and easy way to serve turkey without all the fuss. It takes minutes to prepare, and you end up with amazing results!
As the turkey breast roasts to perfection in the oven, the luscious glaze made with a combination of honey, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and butter caramelizes to form a glossy, golden crust that locks in the turkey’s natural juices, ensuring a moist and mouthwatering centerpiece for your feast.
The rich, golden honey glaze perfectly balances sweetness and savory goodness, creating a delightful contrast that will leave you craving more.
Whether gathering with a smaller group of loved ones or simply treating yourself to a delicious meal, this bone-in turkey breast will make any occasion unforgettable.
In-bone turkey breast is the perfect cut of meat for families that prefer white meat. You also save so much time versus cooking the whole bird.
This juicy turkey breast even has flavorful pan juices that makes the best gravy!
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How to Make Honey Glazed Bone-In Turkey Breast Recipe
3 lb bone-in turkey breast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon melted butter
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Rinse the turkey breast and pat dry with paper towels. Brush the turkey breast with olive oil on both sides. Place in a shallow roasting pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake the turkey breast for 1 hour at 325 degrees.
While the turkey breast is baking, mix together the honey, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and butter in a small bowl.
After the turkey breast has roasted for one hour, take it out of the oven and baste the turkey on both sides. Roast the turkey breast for another 25 minutes or until juices run clear and the skin is golden brown.
Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing the turkey with a sharp knife on a cutting board for best results.
Makes 6 servings.
Tips for Making Honey Glazed Turkey Breast Recipe
- Add your favorite fresh herbs to the honey baste for more flavor.
- Ensure you let the turkey breast meat stand for 15 minutes to ensure the juiciest meat.
- Save the turkey bone and use it to make slow–cooker turkey bone broth.
- Be sure to check on the turkey to make sure the edges don’t get burned.
- You can also use this honey glaze on a boneless turkey breast. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the breast.
- Kosher salt or sea salt can be used to season the top of the skin.
How long does this simple recipe last in the refrigerator?
When properly stored in an airtight container, in-bone turkey breast will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Bring the whole turkey breast to room temperature before refrigerating.
Can you freeze this skin-on turkey breast recipe?
Roasted turkey freezes well and will last in the freezer for up to three months. The best way to store turkey is to remove the meat from the bones before freezing.
How long does a 3-pound turkey breast take to thaw in the refrigerator?
It can take up to 18 hours in the refrigerator to thaw a 3 pound turkey breast in the fridge.
Great Side Dishes for Turkey Breast Recipe
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed sweet potatoes make for the perfect accompaniment to a succulent turkey breast.
With their natural sweetness and velvety texture, sweet potatoes add a delightful contrast to the savory roasted flavors of the turkey.
I also have a Rustic Candied Sweet Potatoes and Apples recipe that will go well with turkey.
A side dish of cranberry sauce is an essential companion to a tender turkey breast. The vibrant, ruby-red hue of the sauce adds a pop of color to the plate, instantly brightening up the meal.
The tart and slightly sweet flavor profile of cranberry sauce harmonizes well with turkey and creates a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds.
Here are three different cranberry side dishes that go well with in-bone turkey breast:
Recipe Card for Turkey Breast Recipe with Nutrition Information
- 3 pound bone-in turkey breast
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Rinse turkey breast and pat dry with paper towels. Brush the turkey breast with olive oil on both sides. Place the turkey in a shallow roasting pan and season with salt and pepper. Bake the turkey breast for 1 hour at 325 degrees.
- While turkey is baking, mix together the honey, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and butter. After the turkey breast has roasted for one hour, take the turkey out of the oven and baste with the honey glaze. Roast for another 25 or until juices run clear.
- Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
You can add fresh herbs to the honey mixture for more flavor.
Make sure you let the turkey stand for 15 minutes to ensure the juiciest meat.
Save the turkey bone and use it to make turkey bone broth.
Be sure to check on the turkey frequently to make sure the edges don't get burnt.
You can also use this glaze on a boneless turkey breast. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the breast.
Amount Per Serving Calories 417Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 187mgSodium 688mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 12gProtein 69g
We’ve reached the end of Honey Glazed Bone-In Turkey Breast Recipe. I hope you enjoyed it! Cooking a turkey breast is so much easier then most people think!
Let me know in the comments below if you tried the breast meat recipe and how you liked it.
Whether you use this recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas dinner, or just a delicious meal for small gatherings, it’s a winner every time.
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I created an Easy Bone-In Turkey Breast Recipe pin for you below to add to your meat Pinterest board to refer back to this recipe. If you prefer white meat over dark meat for your holiday meal, this simple recipe is perfect for your family.
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