Ginger-Orange-Glazed Turkey Breasts
- Using a sharp paring knife, cut 12 slits into the top of each turkey breast. Tuck a garlic sliver or a chile pepper piece into slits, alternating garlic and chile pepper. Place turkey breasts side by side in a shallow glass baking dish.
- In a small bowl combine the 1/4 cup orange juice and the olive oil; pour over turkey. Cover; marinate in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours, turning occasionally.
- For glaze, in a small saucepan combine marmalade, the 1/2 cup green onions, the 1/2 cup orange juice, the ginger, and minced garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in orange liqueur.*
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove turkey breasts from marinade; discard marinade. Arrange turkey breasts on a rack in a large roasting pan. Spoon some of the glaze over turkey breasts.** Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
- Roast for 45 to 50 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each breast registers 160 degrees F, spooning some of the remaining glaze over breasts every 15 minutes of roasting.** Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. If desired, garnish with additional sliced green onion, chopped chile peppers, and/or orange zest.
From the Test Kitchen
If desired, you can make the glaze ahead. Pour glaze into an airtight container; cover. Chill for up to 3 days. Before using, in a small saucepan reheat glaze over low heat.
Be careful not to let the spoon touch the uncooked turkey.
Nutrition Facts (Ginger-Orange-Glazed Turkey Breasts)
- Per serving:
- 369 kcal ,
- 8 g fat
- (1 g sat. fat ,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
- 5 g monounsaturated fat ),
- 105 mg chol. ,
- 349 mg sodium ,
- 31 g carb. ,
- 1 g fiber ,
- 26 g sugar ,
- 42 g pro.