Roast Turkey Breast with Zesty Dry Rub

By Leslie Blythe    ,

March 19, 2017

I have cooked for clients on VERY restricted diets over the years. This Roast Turkey Breast with Zesty Dry Rub is a very healthy meal. There is a gravy recipe included, but I skipped the gravy.

  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings


1Preheat oven to 350° F.

2Coat large roasting pan with nonstick vegetable-oil cooking spray. Rub turkey on all sides with olive oil and lime juice.

Dry Rub

1Mix onion salt, chili powder, dried oregano, cumin, garlic powder, allspice and cayenne in small bowl. Rub 1 1/2 tablespoons mixture over turkey.

2Roast turkey in the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature registers 165° F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove turkey to a warm place; let stand 10 minutes.


1Pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings from roasting pan. Sprinkle flour and 1/2 teaspoon of remaining dry rub over the bottom of roasting pan; cook over medium-high heat, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of the pan, for about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in chicken broth until smooth; cook, stirring occasionally until thickened, about 2 minutes. Strain gravy through a sieve into gravy boat; keep warm.

2Cut off each 1/2 of the turkey breast from the bone. Wrap one 1/2 and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 4 months, for later use. Slice other 1/2 of turkey breast and serve with the gravy.


1 whole turkey breast on the bone (6 to 7 pounds)

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Dry Rub

2 teaspoons onion salt

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

14.5 oz can chicken broth



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