Turkey breast recipe with garlic butter: Delicious meat with crispy skin

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Kirsty Redden is a UK food influencer and self-titled “BBQ Queen” who posts her recipes on @lovetocook4people. She specialises in mouthwatering meat dishes. 

The cooking expert detailed her turkey breast recipe, perfect for Christmas Day and smothered in delicious garlic butter.

Turkey breast with garlic butter recipe


  • 1 single or double turkey breast (skin on)
  • 200g butter slightly melted
  • Large handful of sea salt
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced


Heat your oven to 170C gas or 190C fan or use your Traeger Grill, as I do.

Divide your butter in half and mix your garlic with half, set the other half aside.

Now, this is about to get messy! Use a silicone spatula or your hand to gently get in between the skin and the flesh of your turkey breast, be careful not to tear it.

Feed your garlic butter under the skin until it’s all even then massage your plain butter all over the outside of the breast, sprinkle on your sea salt and cover with foil place in the middle of the oven.

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We need to cook this for around 40 minutes per kilo then an additional 20 mins.

If you use a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the breast, we are aiming for a temperature of 74C.

Uncover the foil after one hour to allow the skin to crisp up.

Rest the breast and slice to serve.

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Kirsty also devised an easy mince pie recipe using puff pastry. 

Traditional pies are made with shortcrust pastry.

To make this lighter version, all you need is mincemeat, ready-rolled pastry, and icing sugar.

Simply cut out disks of puff pastry and fold mincemeat into it.

Chef Ben Ebbrell, co-founder of SORTEDfood detailed his “perfect” roast potatoes recipe, too. 

He discussed the best potatoes to use, and the best fat to roast them in with Express.co.uk.

“Perfect roasties rely on tasty fat and potato variety,” he told readers.

“We roast King Edwards in plenty of duck fat for great-tasting, crispy potatoes.”

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