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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
24 mins
roast:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 59 mins
Servings:
8
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  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Blend butter, lemon zest, dried thyme, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Rub half under skin of turkey breast and other half on outside of skin.

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  • Place turkey on rack in roasting pan and pour in 1 cup water.

  • Roast turkey at 425 degrees F for 30 minutes. Reduce oven to 325 degrees F; roast 50 minutes or until breast registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Rest 20 minutes.

  • Pulse carrot, celery stalk and small onion, halved, in a food processor until finely chopped.

  • Melt unsalted butter over medium-high heat. Add veggies; cook 7 minutes. Add flour; cook, stirring, 4 minutes. Lower heat to medium. Whisk in low-sodium chicken broth, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; simmer for 13 minutes; strain well.

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