Roast Turkey with Orange-Spice Rub

Roast Turkey with Orange-Spice Rub
Source: Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook/Diabetes Forecast. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Photography by Eric Hinders; Food Styling by Caroline Tremmel; Art Direction & Styling by Haleigh Eason.
Summary

An aromatic spice rub cooks into a rich paste that penetrates deep into the turkey breast. This turkey is great year-round or served as the centerpiece for a holiday feast.

This recipe featured in:

Diabetes Forecast Magazine


 

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    1 hr 45 min
  • Servings
    11 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 oz turkey
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

11 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 oz turkey
  • Amount per serving Calories 140

  • Total Fat 4g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 120mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Total Sugars 0g
  • Protein 25g
  • Potassium 260mg
  • Phosphorus 180mg

Choices/Exchanges: 3 Lean protein

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
    1
  • grated orange zest
    1 tbsp
  • ground cinnamon
    1/2 tsp
  • ground cumin
    1/2 tsp
  • paprika
    1/2 tsp
  • ground allspice or ground nutmeg
    1/4 tsp
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • cayenne pepper
    1/8 tsp
  • turkey breast with bone and skin
    5 lbs
Directions

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F. Lightly spray a roasting pan and baking rack with cooking spray.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together all of the ingredients except the turkey.

  3. Put the turkey on a cutting board or flat work surface. Carefully loosen the skin from the turkey breast by gently inserting your fingers between the skin and the meat, making a pocket for the orange zest mixture. Don't break the skin. Discard any fat beneath the skin. Still working carefully, spread the orange zest mixture under the loosened skin as evenly as possible. Transfer the turkey to the rack in the pan.

  4. Roast the turkey for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 170° F. Be sure the thermometer doesn't touch the bone.

  5. Remove the turkey from the oven and let stand for 15 minutes.

  6. Discard the skin and all visible fat. Slice the turkey and serve.

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