Don't want to deal with the mess of a turkey this holiday season? This Roasted Turkey Breast recipe is much quicker and easier to clean up than a whole bird.
I use plastic storage bags a lot. They are great for preparing meals and cleaning up meals as well. I use storage bags to store leftovers . They really do help keep foods fresh. I also use storage bags when I marinate meats. Hefty storage slider bags are strong and perfect for marinating because they won't leak or open by accident.
Marinating or brining a turkey is a great way to liven up the flavor this Thanksgiving. We are hosting dinner this year. My husband loves to brine the whole turkey. Brining the whole turkey is a process. We had to purchase a special bucket to fit a large turkey and the brining liquid. For smaller versions, I just marinate turkey in herbs and cider.
A traditional Thanksgiving meal doesn't have to be made only on Thanksgiving. This weekend I did a dry run on a smaller scale. Instead of using a whole turkey for just the four of us I used a boneless turkey breast. The meat from a whole turkey is given moisture from the skin and bones during cooking. A boneless turkey breast, however, will not have the benefit of moisture from the bones and skin, so marinating helps give additional flavor and moisture to the meat.[Tweet "Use a turkey breast instead of a whole bird for a small intimate holiday meal."]
Marinating doesn't need to take long. I marinated the turkey breast over night, but a few hours is really all that you need. Simply place the meat into a hefty storage bag, poor the marinade over the meat, and place the package into the refrigerator until ready to cook.
- 1 5-6 pound boneless, skinless turkey breast
- 3 cloves of garlic minced
- 2 Tablespoons fresh sage chopped
- 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
- 2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary chopped
- 1 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 11/2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup apple cider
- Place turkey breast in a plastic storage bag or food storage container.
- Mix together additional ingredients and then add to turkey breast.
- Seal container and place turkey with marinade into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or over night.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Remove turkey breast from marinade.
- Discard marinade.
- Place turkey breast in a roasting pan and cover with foil.
- Roast turkey until juices run clean when pierced with a fork and the internal temperature of the thickest portion of the breast is heated to 165 degrees F. (Approximately 1-11/2 hours).
- When turkey is done remove from oven, cover with foil, and let rest for 10 minutes before cutting.
Hefty has put together a great infographic to help you plan your Thanksgiving meal this year. From prep to clean up Hefty has you covered.
This post was a sponsored post for Hefty. All opinions are my own.