Making some Baked Turkey Breast for dinner will surely satisfy your taste buds. Together with lemon roasted garlic- tossed broccoli florets, you’ll sure to have it on a daily basis.
Any dish using Turkey is a traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas meal. It is present on every table of each households. But nothing more satisfying than a turkey on a regular day. The Turkey recipe we made for you will make your regular day a special one.
Aside from it’s tasty meat, Turkey is a rich source of protein, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. Also, it is a source of niacin and vitamin B6, that are essential for the body’s energy production. Regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol levels. Eating Turkey isboth satisfying and healthy.
Now, this is the way to eat baked turkey breast and broccoli! Tender-moist marinated turkey breast charred to a golden perfection and served alongside fresh, tender-crisp roasted broccoli tossed in a bed of sweet roasted garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and sea salt. This dish can, no doubt, turn anyone into a fan of baked turkey and a lover of broccoli!
Baked Turkey Breast and Lemon Roasted Garlic-Tossed Broccoli Florets
Baked Turkey Breast & Lemon Roasted Garlic-Tossed Broccoli Florets
- Juice from 3 lemons (divided)
- 1 tsp Sea salt (divided)
- 1/2 tsp Cracked black pepper (divided)
- 1 buch Thyme (chopped)
- 1/3 c Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 to 2 lbs Boneless skinless turkey breast
- 8 c Broccoli florets
- 1/2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic (minced)
- Lemon juice (to taste)
- Your choice of paleo-friendly cooking spray
To begin, prepare the marinade for the turkey breasts. In a large-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the freshly-squeezed juice from 2 of the lemons, ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. cracked black pepper, thyme, and 1/3 c. of the olive oil until ingredients are well mixed. Place the turkey breast in the marinade, turning to coat both sides of each breast entirely, then place the breasts in the refrigerator, to marinate, for at least 30 minutes.
About 20 minutes before the turkey is finished marinating, prepare the broccoli. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add together the olive oil, garlic, the remaining ½ tsp. sea salt, and the remaining ¼ tsp. cracked black pepper. Add in the broccoli florets and toss to coat.
Spread out florets in an even layer on baking dish. Roast in oven for 15-20 minutes or until floret stems are fork-tender.
While the broccoli is roasting, prepare the turkey breasts for grilling. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Grease grates for direct grilling with high heat cooking spray.
Place the marinated turkey breasts directly onto the greased grill grates and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until the breasts are cooked through and deep golden grill marks appear. The breasts should reach an internal temperature of 160°F.
To serve, place 1 grilled turkey breast on each serving plate alongside 1½ - 2 c. roasted broccoli florets. Sprinkle the remaining lemon juice over the florets, if desired, then serve and enjoy.
Serving Size: 6-8 oz. grilled turkey breast; 1½ - 2 c. broccoli
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