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FitFoot Contessa's Super Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Breast Recipe

Hi Folks. This time of year should be spent relaxing with family and friends, or wrapping up the school semester, or settling up your books for the year, or taking advantage of the gorgeous running weather, binge watching the latest season of The Crown.

Important stuff like that.

Not stressing over cooking.

You all work hard and deserve time to chill.

If you are looking for an easy and delicious way to serve a turkey this week or anytime this winter, here is how I recommend you do it.

This recipe serves 4 hungry adults perfectly with just the right amount of leftovers for one or two sandwiches the next day.

Here goes:

Get yourself a 4.5 -5 lb. turkey breast. Not the whole bird. Just the breast. I tend to prefer dark meat, but this recipe is so easy and makes the meat so moist that I will absolutely compromise.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix together in medium bowl:

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon dried oregano

2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons cummin

1 teaspoon allspice

1 Tablespoon of dark brown sugar

1/4 cup of mustard (get the fancy kind with the mustard seeds in it)

1 Tablespoon of good olive oil (can also use butter if you are a member of the Julia Child's way of cooking)

Take the turkey breast and massage the rub from above over the turkey breast and add a little under the skin, too. Place in baking dish.

Chop up some onions and carrots and add around the turkey. Pour 2 cups of chicken broth in the baking dish.

Cook for 45 mins. Then cover the breast with aluminum foil and cook for 45 mins more.

Remove from oven. Reserve the cooking liquid and add it to a medium saucepan. Turn on heat. Slowly add 2 tablespoons of flour and whisk continuously to make a gravy.


There you have it! Thanksgiving turkey done in 90 minutes. Easy to carve. Yummy to eat. Minimal cleanup.

Use your time to do other wacky stuff like run a 5k in a turkey costume.


Happy thanksgiving, FitFooters!

:) Betsy

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