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Our family's favorite oven roasted turkey breast. We have this every Thanksgiving. | APinchOfHealthy.com

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast (Bone In)

This oven roasted turkey breast is my mom's recipe, and she has used this method for many, many years. It is just tradition for us to make it this way!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword oven roasted turkey breast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 184 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 1 in bone- turkey breast about 6 pounds
  • 1 oven bag with included closure/ bag tie
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2.5 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon flour all purpose
  • 3 in stalks of celery cut half
  • 1 onion quartered


  1. Rinse the turkey breast, remove any giblets from the cavity, and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. It a small bowl or ramekin, mix all the spices and the oil, and stir to combine.
  3. Rub that mixture all over the turkey, inside the cavity as well as outside for maximum flavor. I even go up under the skin with mine. Use your hands to gently pull the skin away from the meat a little, as you go up under it with the spice and oil mixture.
  4. Place the onion and celery in the cavity.
  5. Take the flour, and add it to the oven bag.
  6. Use your hands to clamp the opening (so that flour doesn't go everywhere!), and shake the bag to distribute the flour.
  7. Place the bag in your roasting pan, and open it up.
  8. Place the turkey breast in it. Note: We sit ours right in the bag. There will be drippings that the turkey is sitting in after it is cooked. We love that! If you don't want your turkey sitting in its drippings, add some extra celery and onion, and sit the turkey breast on top of that.
  9. Use the included bag tie to close the bag.
  10. Use scissors to cut three small holes in the top of the bag to let steam release. (NOTE: My mom always does all of the steps up to this point the night before Thanksgiving, and puts the bag with the seasoned turkey in the refrigerator overnight. It saves tons of time, but is not required. I tested all steps done the day of, and it was still great!)
  11. Place the pan in a preheated oven at 325 degrees, and make sure that the oven bag is not touching the top or sides of the oven. Adjust your shelves if you need to!
  12. Cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, about 2 hours and 15 minutes for mine.
  13. Let rest at least 30 minutes before carving. We usually let ours rest anywhere from an hour to 1.5 hours while we cook all of our side items in the oven.
  14. Carve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Be sure and give your turkey plenty of time to thaw. For a Thursday meal, I would take mine out of the freezer on Sunday morning, and let it thaw in the refrigerator. 

Nutrition Facts
Oven Roasted Turkey Breast (Bone In)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 1691mg74%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.