Skip to main content

Rachael’s Maple-Rosemary Turkey Breasts

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show. For more recipes and videos from the show visit

Turkey breasts instead of a whole bird = super-speedy Thanksgiving main dish (flavored with a sweet and savory combo of maple syrup, mustard and fresh rosemary).


  • 2 boneless, skin-on turkey breasts (around 2 pounds each, 4-4 ½ pounds of meat total)
  • Salt and coarse black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup grainy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup turkey or chicken stock


Preheat oven to 375˚F.

Pat the turkey breasts dry and season liberally all over with salt and coarse black pepper.

Place turkey breasts in a large cast-iron skillet or medium roaster pan. Melt the butter in a small skillet or saucepot and whisk in the syrup and mustard, add the rosemary and stock and spoon the sauce evenly over the breasts.

Roast turkey 20 minutes, baste with pan drippings and roast 20-25 minutes more to 160-165˚F. Remove turkey to carving board to rest a few minutes. Reserve the sauce and drippings in the cast-iron pan.

Carve turkey, arrange on platter and top with jus.

Rachael Ray