How Do I Cook A Boneless Turkey Breast?

What Temperature to Cook a Boneless Turkey Breast? Cook the breast in a preheated oven at 325 degrees F (162.8 C), and slow roast for 15 to 20 minutes per pound. This will slow roast it and brown the skin beautifully without burning, and cook the turkey until the internal thermometer pops up.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium roasting pan or Dutch oven, place turkey roast and make 10-15 inserts with a paring knife. …
  2. Rub roast with oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper all around. …
  3. Bake uncovered for 90 minutes. …
  4. Remove from the oven, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

The ideal size for a small holiday meal, my juicy, flavorful Boneless Turkey Breast Recipe cooks in just one hour. It has gorgeous, crispy skin and is incredibly tender after being roasted with the best dry rub!

How to Thaw a Turkey Breast

A boneless turkey breast can be defrosted in the refrigerator or in water.

Place the entire breast in the package in cold water for two to three hours to thaw it in water. Change the water every 30 minutes.

Place the roast in the package in the bottom of your refrigerator the day before to thaw the turkey in the refrigerator. Let defrost for at least 24 hours.

I do not recommend thawing it at room temperature.

See my article on how to defrost a turkey for more advice!

  • paprika
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • chicken flavor bouillon powder
  • sugar
  • dry mustard
  • The complete instructions for my go-to turkey rub recipe are provided below. It is a very flavorful poultry seasoning that gives the meat a ton of flavor. The ideal spice rub can be made in three minutes of whisking!

    My rosemary garlic salt mixture is a fantastic alternative for seasoning.

    How Do I Cook A Boneless Turkey Breast?

  • Use a meat thermometer! This is a total must for cooking poultry properly.
  • The safe internal temperature for a turkey is 165°F.
  • Thoroughly pat-down butter and seasoning to give the meat a nice crust.
  • Let your roast rest for about 10 minutes before slicing it.
  • A boneless turkey roast is the ideal option for serving a small crowd over the holidays or for making dinner any time of the year without cooking a whole bird, so why wait until Thanksgiving to make one? These roasts include both white and dark meat and typically come with a gravy packet, so they’re a hit at our house all year long because my family loves turkey. They are typically around 2. 5 to 3 lbs. and will serve around 5 to 6 people.

    Since you don’t need to account for bones, you will need about half a pound per person. Naturally, I love leftovers and always add a pound more.

    The best advice I can give you for flavoring and creating the moistest turkey breast is this. The day before, prepare a batch of my Garlic Butter Recipe and top the turkey with a dollop of it. You will impress your guests with this flavor combination!.

    I also urge you to try my Compound Butter for Turkey and Butter Injection for Turkey!

    Check out our Turkey Temperature Chart for more information on cooking times and temperatures for turkeys!

    See my Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Tips for more ideas!

    How to Cook a Boneless Turkey Breast

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix seasoning for the turkey rub recipe together in a small bowl.
  • Pat boneless turkey roast all over with softened butter and then season with turkey rub.
  • Spray the baking dish with cooking spray, then add carrots and celery sticks. Top carrots and celery with the turkey roast.
  • Pour chicken stock into the dish around the turkey.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and place in the oven for 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Use a meat thermometer for best results.
  • Let it rest for 10 minutes
  • Optional: top it off with garlic butter and wow your guests!
  • Slice and serve!
  • FAQ

    How many minutes per pound do you cook a boneless turkey breast?

    For boneless turkey, a general guideline is 16 minutes per pound, but again, make sure to check the temperature in the thickest part of the breast. At 160°F, remove the turkey from the oven, tent it, and let it rest until it reaches 165°F.

    Do you cook a boneless turkey breast at 325 or 350?

    Boneless turkey breast half weighing 114 to 112 pounds should be roasted for 35–40 minutes at 325°F. Roast a bone-in, two to two and a half-pound turkey breast half at 325°F for 60 to 70 minutes. Roast a boneless turkey breast weighing two to three pounds at 325°F for 40 to 60 minutes. Roast a whole, 4- to 6-pound turkey breast at 325°F for 11/2 to 2 1/4 hours.

    What is the best way to cook a Butterball boneless turkey breast?

    Place breast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush with oil to prevent drying. Do not cover. 165°F (74°C) on the meat thermometer after 4 hours of cooking.

    What temperature should boneless turkey breast be cooked to?

    Roasting time is approximately 1 to 2¼ hours. Check internal temperature during the last half-hour by pressing a thermometer into the thickest part of the roast or breast. Remove from oven when internal temperature reaches 165°F to 170°F.

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