Savory Roast Turkey Breast
1 turkey breast with bone
1 medium white onion
2 stalks of celery, halved
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 tablespoon ground lemon or black pepper
1 and 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 and 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Place the onion, carrots, and celery in the bottom of a roasting pan. Put the turkey breast on top of the vegetables and spray lightly with vegetable oil cooking spray. Combine the spices in a small bowl, then rub the mixture over the top of the turkey breast.
Roast at 400 degrees for 5 minutes and then turn the oven down to 325 degrees. Roast until the turkey breast reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Transfer the breast to a serving platter and let it stand for 15 minutes before carving it into thin slices. Meanwhile, make gravy by adding water to the pan with the vegetables. Allow everything to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the fat and thicken with cornstarch.
Serves 14. Each 3 ounce serving contains 114 calories, 0.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 70 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 0 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, and 25 g protein.
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Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.