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Maple Glazed Turkey Breast
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Resting Time and time to prepare dipping sauce
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

Sweet and juicy boneless turkey breast roast Maple Glazed Turkey Breast, is easy to make and perfect for Thanksgiving. It's the perfect solution for a small family that wants both white and dark meat turkey without cooking a whole turkey. 

Cuisine: American
Keyword: boneless turkey breast roast, glaze for turkey breast
Servings: 10
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: Bernadette
  • 3 pound boneless turkey breast roast (or whole bone-in breast, adjusting cooking time as needed)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (roasted garlic powder recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup maple syrup ,divided
  • 1 cup chicken broth (optional)
  • enclosed gravy packet (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, Remove the defrosted turkey from the packaging.  Refrigerate the gravy packet that comes with the roast in a bowl or on a plate for use later as a dipping sauce, if desired. Leave the netting on the roast, but loosen and re-position the netting so it’s easy to remove.

  2. Soften a stick of butter in the microwave for around 20 seconds. Mix the softened butter with the garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, coarse salt, and freshly ground pepper. Rub the butter mixture all over the turkey breast roast, top, bottom and sides.

  3. Bake the turkey for 1 hour at 350, uncovered.

  4. After one hour, baste with the melted butter, followed by 1/2 cup maple syrup. Increase the heat to 400, bake for 15 minutes. Baste with remaining maple syrup and bake for 15 minutes more, or until it reaches 165 degrees in the middle.

  5. Remove the turkey to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil. Let it rest for about 10 minutes.

  6. If desired, use a strainer to pour the drippings and maple syrup into a medium pot. Add the gravy packet and 1 cup chicken broth. Heat over medium heat, stirring often, until it comes to a boil. Serve as a dipping sauce. 

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information includes optional prepared dipping sauce. All values are an estimate and may vary based on brands used. 

Nutrition Facts
Maple Glazed Turkey Breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 1266mg55%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.