Savory Turkey Breast with Herbs and White Wine

Adapted from ChewNibbleNosh. Perfect for a small Thanksgiving gathering, this turkey breast has savory flavors that will provide a smile on everyone's face.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
8 servings


  • 1 (6 pound) bone-in turkey breast

  • ½ cup salted butter, melted

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground paprika

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth, or to taste

  • 4 tablespoons cold water

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Place turkey breast, skin side-up, on a rack in a large, shallow roasting pan. Insert an ovenproof meat thermometer into the thickest part of the breast, being certain that the tip does not touch the bone.

  3. Roast, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 1 hour.

  4. Meanwhile, mix melted butter, wine, garlic, rosemary, basil, parsley, thyme, olive oil, salt, and paprika together in a bowl. Brush 1/2 of the mixture over the turkey and roast for 30 minutes. Brush remaining butter mixture over turkey, and roast until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 1 hour more. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove turkey from the oven and let stand for 15 minutes before carving.

  5. Meanwhile, pour pan drippings into a 2-cup liquid measure. Skim fat from the surface, then add enough chicken broth to measure 2 cups liquid. Transfer to a small saucepan.

  6. Bring broth mixture to a boil. Stir cold water and cornstarch together in a small bowl; pour into the broth mixture and bring to a boil. Cook and stir until gravy thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve gravy with turkey.

Cook's Notes:

If you use a frozen turkey breast, make sure to thaw it completely before using in this recipe.

You can use apple cider in place of white wine.

You can use 2 teaspoons each dried herbs instead of fresh.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

546 Calories
16g Fat
4g Carbs
90g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 546
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 278mg 93%
Sodium 1038mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 90g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 910mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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