Monday, October 20, 2008

Clean Eating Recipe of the Week-Roast Turkey Breast with Spicy Citrus Rub

Roast Turkey Breast with Spicy Citrus Rub

Relive the pleasure of this comforting meal by making turkey sandwiches with the leftovers.

Serves 4.
Hands-on time: 30 minutes.
Total time: 3 hours.

The two and a half hours it takes for this turkey to cook is just enough time to finish up that novel that’s been gathering dust on your nightstand!

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 7-lb bone-in, skin-on turkey breast
  • Zest 1 navel orange (about 2 tsp)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
ONE: Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Spray foil lightly with cooking spray.

TWO: Rinse turkey breast with cold water, then pat dry with paper towels. Place turkey breast on foil-lined pan, skin-side up.

THREE: In a small bowl, combine orange zest, chili powder, salt, oregano, cumin and pepper. Add oil and stir to make a thick paste. Rub paste all over turkey skin.

FOUR: Roast turkey for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. The temperature of the turkey breast should measure 170°F on a meat thermometer. Remove turkey breast from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes before removing skin, carving and serving. Enjoy!

Nutrients per serving (4 oz meat, skin removed):
Calories: 180, Total Fat: 8 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 1 g, Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 0 g, Protein: 24 g, Sodium: 530 mg, Cholesterol: 65 mg

NUTRITIONAL BONUS: Here's a little holiday trivia: Did you know that tryptophan (the stuff in turkey that makes you sleepy) only has sleep-inducing effects when consumed on an empty stomach? To bypass post-dinner drowsiness, make sure to eat a balanced breakfast and lunch.

Recipe by Diana Burrell from Oxygen Magazine

Click HERE for a printable version.



Piper said...

Yummy. It reminds me of the herb coated tilapia I made last night. That was really good too. I'll have to try this one because I'm liking turkey better than chicken recently:)

Nicole said...

Hope you enjoy it:)~


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