Garlic Barbecue Turkey Breast

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What You Need:

  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 (1.5 lb.) skinless turkey breast
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1/4 C water

How to Make It:

  1. Place the oven temperature on 350 and allow the oven to preheat while preparing the turkey breast.
  2. Spray a square glass baking dish with a non stick cooking spray on the bottom only.
  3. Place the garlic powder, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and toss to combine.
  4. Use a fork and pierce each side of the breast 25 times as deep as the fork tongs can reach.
  5. Rub the turkey breast with the olive oil being sure to completely cover the turkey.
  6. Rub the garlic powder mixture on the turkey.
  7. Spoon 2 tbsp of the barbecue sauce over the turkey.
  8. Put the prepared turkey into the glass dish.
  9. Pour the water into the dish being careful not to pour it over the turkey.
  10. Bake 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees.
  11. Remove the turkey and spoon the remaining barbecue sauce over the top.
  12. Allow the turkey to stand 15 minutes before slicing.

Serves 4

Piercing the turkey breast with fork tines allows the seasoning to blend in the interior meat. This gives the meat a great flavor and will help in keeping it moist during roasting.