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Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey Breast

Rocco's roasts a healthier centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner.

190 Calories/serving
Yield: Serves 6-7


  • 2 Double Turkey Breasts (6 lbs total)
  • Poaching Liquid-
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups White Wine
  • 2 cups Low Sodium Chicken Stock
  • 1/4 cup carrots chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped
  • 4 minced Garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup minced Onions
  • 5 sprigs fresh Thyme chopped,
  • 2 sprigs fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 5 fresh Sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley, chopped
  • 4 Bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt substitute


  1. In large kettle bring to boil broth, wine, water, carrots, celery, bay leaves, peppercorns, 2 garlic minced garlic cloves.

  2. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl to make a rub mixture.

  3. Cover turkey breasts with the rub mixture and cover with plastic wrap.

  4. Place turkey breasts in pot. Cover, then reduce heat and simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hour or until tender and meat thermometer registers 170 degrees F, turning turkey occasionally.

  5. Remove turkey; cool; slice. Reserve poaching liquid for gravy.

  • Note: chicken stock can be substituted for white wine in poaching broth.

Source: Chef Rocco DiSpiritio for Biggest Loser

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Amada Hammonds


The recipe is delicious

posted Dec 19th, 2012 11:48 pm



To answer your question amber, it does mean to wrap the turkey in the plastic wrap to poach it. It doesn't make it melt. We have made this many times, and it is just delicious!

posted Nov 23rd, 2011 3:40 am


Amber, it means cover the turkey in the bowl after putting on the dry rub. Then uncover the bowl and place turkey in the pot. Hope this clarifies! : )

posted Nov 25th, 2010 6:52 pm


I have a question about this...it says cover with plastic wrap???? Wouldn't that melt?? Confused by this..thanks Amber

posted Jan 8th, 2010 6:26 pm



we call this 'ugly turkey' in our house, but it's really tasty and tender every time. Who needs to wait for a special occasion to make this easy meal? Not me!

posted Aug 30th, 2009 8:51 pm



We made this for Thanksgiving and are making it for Christmas too! It's got amazing flavor and everyone loved it. I would be careful to check on the temp and not over cook or it dries out!!

posted Dec 25th, 2008 3:01 pm


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