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Deep-Fried Turkey Breast

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Turkey breast marinated in Diamond Crystal® coarse sea salt and other spices and deep-fried in canola oil."
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1 d 30 m servings 1040
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Combine sea salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, granulated garlic, and chili powder in a plastic container with lid. Seal container and shake until seasonings are well mixed.
  2. Rub entire batch of spice mixture over turkey breast to coat completely; wrap breast in aluminum foil and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  3. Remove breast from fridge and let stand at room temperature as you heat the oil.
  4. Heat oil in a pot with a lid and large enough to hold the oil and breast to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  5. Gently add breast to the oil, cover pot with lid, and fry until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If using a bigger breast, you will need to double the spice rub.
  • Always deep-fry in a safe environment as oil, if too hot or if the pot is too full, can boil over creating a serious condition.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1040 calories; 79.7 1.7 76.5 190 1041 Full nutrition

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We made it w/ the ingredients, we doubled the spices for injection to marinade and rub. Soon juicy, reminder: let it sit. It smelled so good we didn't wait, we made the rookie mistake. Luckily i...

Great. I marinated my turkey breast overnight