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How to Bake a Flavorful Turkey Breast

author image Sara Ipatenco
Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.
How to Bake a Flavorful Turkey Breast
Baked turkey breast is a healthy source of protein. Photo Credit: ajafoto/iStock/Getty Images

Whether it is Thanksgiving or you just have a craving for a juicy piece of turkey, baking is one method that can help you prepare a flavorful meal. The most important parts of baking a moist turkey breast is the marinade and the seasonings. Soaking your turkey breast in a well-seasoned marinade infuses it with bold flavor, and shaking on some additional herbs and spices before baking can make it taste even better. Serve your turkey breast with a side of baked potatoes and steamed green beans, and you will have a nutritious and flavorful meal.

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Step 1

Whisk together the oil, wine, salt, pepper and dried herbs in a large dish.

Step 2

Rinse your turkey breast in running water, and pat it dry with a paper towel.

Step 3

Place the turkey breast into the marinade, and flip it until it is coated.

Step 4

Refrigerate your marinating turkey breast for four to eight hours, flipping once every hour.

Step 5

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 6

Spray a large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 7

Remove the turkey breast from the marinade using a large pair of tongs. Place it into the sprayed baking dish, sprinkle it with more herbs and cover it tightly with foil.

Step 8

Bake the turkey breast for one hour. Remove foil and continue baking for 30 minutes more.

Step 9

Poke a meat thermometer into the thickest section of your turkey breast. The temperature needs to register 160 degrees Fahrenheit before your turkey is cooked through and safe to eat.

Step 10

Take your turkey breast out of the oven, and transfer it to a serving platter.

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