Having a small, intimate Thanksgiving dinner? Easy, juicy roasted turkey breast with crispy skin is the perfect holiday dinner item minus the big headache. I mean, why make the whole bird when you know you won't finish all the leftovers the following week?
Don't get me wrong, turkey is not just for Thanksgiving. You can (and should) make this all year long. We are talking tender juicy meat with crispy skin, roasted on a layer of caramelized onions. But, I have to agree, roast turkey just hits the spot during the holidays. Especially when you serve it with a side of mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce. And don't get me started on all the vegetable sides that would be perfect with this.
Side note, I can't believe it is already October... no wait, how is it already Canadian Thanksgiving? Seriously, where is the time going? [insert *eyes wide* emoji].
The key to getting that perfectly juicy turkey with crispy skin is to cook the turkey at a high temperature for a shorter period of time. Basically, the same method that I use when roasting the whole turkey (see recipe for whole turkey).
More Turkey Recipes
- Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
- The Best and Juiciest Whole Turkey
- Classic Homemade Turkey Gravy
- Easy 2-Ingredient Turkey Gravy
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