Dutch Oven Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter

Why you'll love  this recipe:

– Makes the juiciest turkey ever - no dry turkey here! – I share my secret to making the best turkey gravy – Perfect for when you don’t need a whole bird

For this recipe you will need: lemon, garlic, fresh herbs, broth, carrots, onions, celery, flour, turkey breast, & butter.

To make the compound butter,  combine the fresh chopped herbs, seasonings, butter, garlic, and lemon zest in a small bowl until mixed well.


Unwrap your turkey, & take note of its weight so you know about how long to cook it! Trim any excess skin from the turkey breast & discard. Pat the turkey down with paper towels to dry the skin well.


Next, gently lift the skin of the turkey away from the breast to create a pocket. Give the turkey a generous sprinkle of salt, adding some in the central cavity as well.


Rub down the dried turkey evenly with the butter mixture, concentrating most of the mixture under the skin. Using gloves or a silicone spatula makes this easier.


Stuff the cavity of the turkey with onion, carrot & celery pieces, lemon, & some fresh herbs. Place the turkey in the dutch oven skin side up. I highly recommend using a Leave-in Thermometer!


Add the rest of the veggies & lemon pieces around the turkey. Drizzle olive oil on top of the veggies with salt & pepper. Roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes/pound, or until internal temp reaches 165°F.


Once the turkey is done, allow it to rest for 15 minutes before cutting into it. Now you can move on to making the gravy!


Strain the turkey drippings into a glass. Melt butter and slowly whisk the flour into the melted butter.  Make sure to whisk out all the lumps.


Let the roux cook for about 2 minutes while stirring. Slowly whisk the turkey drippings and chicken stock into the roux to make the gravy.


Add in a few pieces of roasted carrot, onion, celery, & garlic cloves, & blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Let simmer stirring occasionally, until gravy reaches desired consistency.


Carve your turkey & serve! Arrange turkey slices with roasted veggies & fresh herbs on a serving platter with a side of gravy. Option to top with a squeeze of lemon juice.


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